Jesse Marsch may soon assume managerial reins at Leicester City after holding talks with the club in the build-up to the Foxes’ game against Bournemouth.
According to The Athletic, the former Leeds United manager is a leading candidate to fill the managerial vacancy at the King Power Stadium following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers.
Leicester’s initial call was to stick with caretaker managers Adam Sadler and Mike Stowell, but a 2-1 home loss to Aston Villa in midweek Premier League action made them consider other options.
With the club 19th in the Premier League table, two points adrift of safety, the King Power chiefs must prepare for all eventualities.
Unless James Maddison & co arrest their woeful run of form against their fellow relegation rivals on Saturday, Leicester may have to take drastic measures to avoid a catastrophe.
They won’t have a better opportunity to return to winning ways in the Premier League than Bournemouth’s upcoming visit to the King Power.
But based on the Foxes’ showings in the past couple of months, they cannot take anything for granted.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and Marsch, who flopped as Leeds manager this season, could be an unlikely pick to try and save the Foxes from looming damnation.
Time is running out for Leicester, as they have only nine matches to find their form and orchestrate a late survival push, something that seems implausible without a firm hand in the dugout.
Whether Marsch is the right choice is open to interpretation, but in the lack of other high-profile options, Leicester may have no other choice but to take a gamble with the American tactician.
Rafa Benitez and Sam Allardyce are the other two names under consideration, but it’s uncertain whether they have any interest in boarding the sinking ship.
These are very dark times for the 2015/16 Premier League winners.
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- Brahim Diaz pens new contract at Real Madrid until 2027
- Arsenal agree fresh contract terms with William Saliba