Leicester: 48 y/o now 'top of shortlist to replace Rodgers' at the King Power

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers staring into the distance

Leicester City ‘would like’ to lure Thomas Frank away from Brentford if Brendan Rodgers is sacked by the King Power Stadium hierarchy, according to CBS reporter Ben Jacobs.

The Foxes only spent just over £15million during the summer transfer window and have made a worrying start to the campaign.

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Leicester will head into Monday’s Midlands derby against Nottingham Forest sitting bottom of the Premier League and desperate for three points.

Rodgers admitted that he is under increasing pressure after the Foxes’ 6-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur before the international break and it is understood that the Northern Irishman is on extremely thin ice.

The 49-year-old would reportedly be entitled to a compensation package worth £10million if he is sacked and Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth recently told GIVEMESPORT that Leicester’s financial issues have kept him in the job.

According to The Sun, Brentford chief Frank is at the top of the the list of potential replacements for Rodgers.

However, Leicester may find it difficult to tempt the Dane away from west London as the report suggests he is in no rush to leave the Bees after penning a new three-year contract in January.

What has Ben Jacobs said about Frank?

Jacobs understands that Frank is the first choice candidate to replace Rodgers if Leicester chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha opts to wield the axe.

The journalist believes Sean Dyche and Mauricio Pochettino will also be in the running if they cannot lure the 48-year-old to the King Power Stadium.

Jacobs told GIVEMESPORT: “Thomas Frank is the name that Leicester would like if they are to replace Rodgers.

“Then you have a series of other names that have been spoken about, not in the context of definitely being on a shortlist to replace Rodgers but more in the context of ‘if it doesn’t work out with Rodgers, who do we like? Who is out there?’

“That’s when Sean Dyche comes into the equation. Pochettino comes into the equation as well.”

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Would Frank be a good appointment by Leicester?

Frank reached the milestone of 200 matches at the Brentford helm as his side made the trip to Bournemouth on Saturday and there is no doubt that he has enjoyed success in his current surroundings.

He guided the capital club into the Premier League for the first time in their history as they overcame Swansea City in the 2021 Championship play-off final.

Frank has also led Brentford to eye-catching victories over the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United since heading into the top flight, so he would be an exciting appointment by Leicester.

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