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Foxes want Hoops boss Rodgers

25th February 2019, 09:34 by Michael Holland

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is the hot favourite to become the next Leicester City manager following the sacking of Claude Puel.

Puel has been under increasing pressure in recent weeks and his final match in charge was Saturday's 4-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace.

The result saw the club's board pressed into action due to the alarming drop down the Premier League table. Puel was relieved of his duties on Sunday morning after Foxes vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, who watched the defeat in Thailand, made the decision following talks with other club officials.

The defeat to Palace was Leicester's sixth loss in their last seven matches, a run that has seen them knocked out of the FA Cup by Newport and drop down to 12th in the Premier League, eight points above the relegation zone.

With assistant manager Jacky Bonnevay also leaving Leicester along with Puel and coaches Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler have been placed in temporary charge.

A club statement confirmed: "First-team coaches Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler, supported by the club's established backroom staff, will assume responsibility for the senior squad while the club begins the process of appointing a new manager.

"The board will make no further comment until this process is complete.

Celtic manager and former Liverpool boss Rodgers is reported to be among the front-runners to replace Puel in the summer, with the club set to install an interim manager for the remaining 11 matches of the season.

Leicester are next in action on Tuesday night when they host Brighton in the Premier League.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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