The next Leicester City manager could be Guus Hiddink or Neil Lennon
Guus Hiddink has become the latest favourite on the next Leicester City manager market, with the Dutchman currently out of work after a short stint with the Netherlands national football team.
Hiddink has been replaced by Danny Blind and is now a free agent, with the Leicester owners thought to be keen on landing the highly-experienced manager who has previously been in caretaker charge of Chelsea, winning the FA Cup with the Blues in 2009.
The 68-year-old has been a football manager for nearly thirty years and he’s enjoyed a combination of posts in charge of club and international sides, with Ladbrokes now offering a best price 6/5 that Hiddink is persuaded to return to England.
Another veteran Dutchman has recently been appointed as a Premier League manager, with Dick Advocaat returning to Sunderland after a successful short stint last term. Will Leicester go for the experience of Hiddink over the likes of Neil Lennon, Sam Allardyce and Esteban Cambiasso.
According to the latest odds, it appears that Hiddink and Lennon are the two men most likely to get the opportunity to manage the Foxes, although the prices can change very quickly and it might be that City’s Thai owners are keen to speak to several prospective candidates.
It does appear that Nigel Pearson was sacked without anybody exact in mind to replace him, although the board will want to move quickly considering the new season starts in five weeks’ time.
Coral offer a meaty 9/2 that the Midlands side are relegated next term and it seems relatively attractive considering they were propping up the division until a handful of games remained. Pearson was clearly a central reason behind the team’s success and City might struggle next term.