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Next Leicester City Manager Odds

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Next Permanent Leicester City Manager Odds*

Selection Odds (Click to bet) Bookmaker
Jesse Marsch TBC BetVictor
Rafael Benitez TBC bet365
Graham Potter TBC BetVictor
Adi Hutter TBC bet365
Adam Sadler TBC bet365
Dean Smith TBC bet365

*Odds correct as of April 10, 2023

Over the Easter weekend, Jesse Marsch was backed into odds-on to become the next Leicester City manager. It appeared that the American was close to agreeing terms at the King Power Stadium although reports emerged on Monday to indicate that talks had broken down, leaving the Midlands club at square one.

It means the Premier League side now continue their search for a replacement for Brendan Rodgers, with Leicester in grave danger of being relegated after Saturday's 1-0 home defeat against Bournemouth.

There are lots of other viable candidates to take charge at Leicester and that includes Rafael Benitez and Graham Potter, with the Foxes sitting in the relegation zone and in real danger of dropping down to the Championship.

Graham Potter is also one of the favourites with the football betting sites to replace Rodgers, with the former fresh out of a job himself after being dismissed by Chelsea. It could be that the ex-Brighton boss makes an immediate return to management, with the bookies offering a short price.

However, a new manager will have to deal with a scrap against relegation, and we've seen money for Steven Gerrard on betting apps, while Ange Postecoglou and Nigel Pearson are some of the other names being bandied around.

Jesse Marsch Talks With Leicester Break Down

Jesse Marsch appeared to be in pole position to replace Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City. The American came close to being appointed at Southampton following the departure of Ralph Hasenhuttl, although talks broke down at the last minute which means he remained a free agent. However, it appears that history has repeated itself and the deal apparently collapsed between the two parties on Easter Sunday.

Marsch helped to keep Leeds afloat in the Premier League this season although he was not given the opportunity to see the current season out at Elland Road. Having taken positions at Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig, he has plenty of experience of managing big clubs.

Leicester will look to get someone through the door after ending their four-year relationship with Brendan Rodgers and Marsch's decision to walk away means that the club are now struggling to hire a permanent successor to Brendan Rodgers. 

Graham Potter Among Favourites for Leicester Job

Things just didn't work out for Graham Potter at Chelsea, with the Englishman seeing the Blues recently slump to their 11th defeat of his 31-game stint before being given the boot at Stamford Bridge. However, this is a manager who was steering Brighton on an upwards trajectory, and perhaps Leicester will be keen to land his services.

After all, his achievements with the Seagulls caused Chelsea to go in hot pursuit of a manager who had also done some great work at Swansea City. Previous to this, he spent several years at Swedish club Ostersunds and might feel as though he wants to quickly rebuild his reputation.

Potter is trading at a relatively short price to replace Rodgers, and it's easy to see why the betting sites might consider him favourite to take the reins at the King Power Stadium.

Could Mauricio Pochettino Be Persuaded to Replace Rodgers?

Now that Brendan Rodgers has left the building, it’s plausible that Mauricio Pochettino could throw his hat into the ring. Despite the fact that Chelsea and Tottenham are currently looking for a new manager, the best betting apps have Pochettino as one of the favourites for the Leicester job.

Pochettino has held a number of high-profile positions and most recently took charge of Paris Saint-Germain. Previously, the Argentine had a long spell at Tottenham Hotspur, and his Premier League managerial career started with Southampton, where he had a fairly modest budget with which to work.

The bookies have also linked Poch to the possibility of returning to Spurs, and perhaps that will be his next resting place if things are patched up with chairman Daniel Levy, although the Leicester role is a little more low-key and could present a fresh challenge for someone held in high regard.

Benitez Trading Among Foxes Favourites

Rafael Benitez has taken charge at no fewer than four Premier League clubs, and perhaps Leicester City will be number five. The Spaniard was most recently seen having an ill-fated spell with Everton, although it might be that the Midlands club look to this vastly-experienced manager now that they're in a tight squeeze.

The Foxes are in a relegation scrap, and Benitez certainly represents a safe pair of hands, with the former Liverpool boss having been a Champions League winner at that Merseyside club. He was also adored by Newcastle United fans after steering them back into the Premier League following a relegation.

The 62-year-old might still have an appetite to return to management, and there could be an opportunity to revive the fortunes of a team who have a host of talented players on the books. His odds with most betting sites would suggest he has a chance of getting the job.

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Would Postecoglou Consider Switch from Celtic?

Ange Postecoglou seems to get linked to any Premier League managerial position that becomes vacant, with the Australian having achieved good things with Celtic. Indeed, Brendan Rodgers made the same career move when heading to Leicester City after previous strong achievements at the Old Firm outfit.

Postecoglou possibly harbours some ambitions to manage in the English top flight and the Leicester City position is relatively attractive, although the Greek-born manager has only been with Celtic since 2021 and will have noted how quickly Steven Gerrard went out of a job at Aston Villa.

Tomasson and Hassenhuttl Also on Betting List

Jon Dahl Tomasson was something of a surprise appointment at Blackburn Rovers when taking charge last summer, although the Dane has done a good job in his first season at Ewood Park. The 46-year-old is trading among the favourites with new betting sites to make the step up to Leicester and he could be a good appointment if the Foxes are relegated in the coming weeks.

Tomasson had been in charge of Malmo before being given the reins at Blackburn, although perhaps Leicester City will turn to a candidate with more experience. Ralph Hasenhuttl can certainly boast a more impressive CV and the Austrian departed Southampton with his head held high earlier this term.

Hasenhuttl has also enjoyed a spell with RB Leipzig, and it's likely that the 55-year-old can land another high-profile position, although managers of this calibre might want assurances when it comes to transfer budgets, and it depends which division the team are playing in next season.

Nigel Pearson a Surprise Name in the Frame

Many might remember Nigel Pearson being in charge at Leicester City before and he actually laid the foundations for that incredible 2015-16 Premier League title success, having been manager at the King Power Stadium before being replaced by Claudio Ranieri.

Pearson is now employed by Bristol City, with the 59-year-old having been in charge of the Robins since 2021 and they are faring relatively well in the Championship on a modest budget. Pearson has rebuilt his reputation in recent times and previously did some good work at Watford.

While Leicester City fans would probably be split over whether Pearson returning would be a good thing, his name is in the latest betting frame and perhaps the manager feels as though he has a few scores to settle.

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Matthew Glazier for Bookies.com
Matthew Glazier
Matthew Glazier, the former Head of Marketing at bet365, is a veteran in the online betting industry and contributes to Bookies.com.