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Leicester City to stick with interim duo Stowell and Sadler amid hiring challenges

Leicester City could stick with caretaker managers Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler until the end of the season, according to The Athletic.

The Foxes are facing difficulty hiring a new boss after the dismissal of Brendan Rodgers. They will take their time to see how they perform under Stowell and Sadler.

Leicester produced a spirited performance against Aston Villa yesterday despite eventually losing. They played with better intensity and energy, boding well for the pair.

Leicester know there are several interested parties in the job but want to appoint a high-calibre replacement for Rodgers.

These managers are either unavailable or out of reach. They appreciate Brentford’s Thomas Frank and former Chelsea boss Graham Potter.

Leicester reportedly offered Potter the job, but he rejected it. He wants to wait until the summer before he takes on another challenge after a disappointing seven months in London.

If the 2015/16 Premier League champions can ride the storm with Stowell and Sadler until the end of the season, they will return for Potter.

The club does not want to make a rash appointment they could regret later. They want to take their time to filter candidates and arrive at the right person to lead them forward.

Whoever takes the job will have the massive task of reconstructing a demoralised squad. Seven senior first-team players will walk for free at the end of the season.

Leicester are keen to give a new manager the chance to go through a full pre-season with the squad and will hope their caretaker bosses can guide them to safety.

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