Leicester City has sacked Craig Shakespeare as manager this afternoon so who could replace him?

 

Carlos Ancelotti

I won’t be surprised if Carlos Ancelotti appears on the list, given his managerial experience. 

Given the quality in Leicester’s squad and their position, this would be a good job for Ancelotti to reset himself after a tricky time at Bayern Munich.

He definitely will be able to get the best out of Riyad Mahrez, who has struggled so far to deliver his full potential as well as other players who have dipped below their usual standards.

Ultimately, this would be a great appointment because of Ancelotti’s managerial record. The Italian would also help steer them away from a relegation scrap if the players respond to his style. 

 

Nigel Pearson

Nigel Pearson is back working for King Power but in Belgium. He however knows about survival scraps and bringing stability, making him a strong candidate for the job.

A reunion with several players might be what’s needed to refocus everyone and bring fresh energy to the dressing room, for those who have joined since July 2015.

Pearson has already experienced a relegation fight with the Foxes in 2014-15 so can utilise that knowledge here. 

Fans also loved him so what is there not to love about a Nigel Pearson and Leicester City reunion?

 

Thomas Tuchel

The young ex Borussia Dortmund boss would be a wildcard but is he the right man for this job?

Germany’s Bundesliga is an easier league than of the Premier League so he might underestimate the job needed here. 

One positive is his age because he will bring an new insight and something different to a struggling club.

Tuchel certainly ought to be on the shortlist but is he worth a risk at this stage of the season?

 

Aitor Karanka

Aitor Karanka is currently in Spain but his defensive style of play might be what is needed at Leicester.

The attack and midfield is strong but Karanka will bring reinforcement to their defensive shape. 

Unlike last season when he played too defensive with Middlesbrough, he would of learned from those mistakes and certainly is bound to get a better balance of defence and attack here.

What is probably going to cost him the job is his attitude as a manager, having experience trouble at Boro and skipping one match after an almighty fallout. 

 

Overall prediction

Carlos Ancelotti probably would be my pick because the club need a proper leader. He also brings international experience, which will be a positive for a shaky team. 

 

 

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