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Leicester City shortlist Steven Gerrard for vacant managerial role

Leicester City are considering hiring Steven Gerrard as their new manager, according to the Daily Mail.

The Englishman is one of the names on their shortlist, and they are weighing up a move to appoint him.

Leicester are in the process of rebuilding after suffering relegation to the Championship.

Gerrard has been out of work since Aston Villa fired him in October following a poor start to the 2022/23 campaign.

Unai Emery replaced him and guided the Villains to the Europa Conference League.

However, the 43-year-old’s Scottish Premiership title win with Rangers is still fresh in the memory.

His stint at Villa started well before things went south. He led them to a comfortable mid-table finish in his first season.

Leicester appointed Dean Smith as interim manager after sacking Brendan Rodgers to help them avoid the drop, but he failed.

Smith was in charge of Villa before Gerrard took over. He had talks with Leicester last week about taking the job permanently.

Leicester also considered Scott Parker, who led Fulham and Bournemouth up from the Championship into the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City, Enzo Maresca, is another candidate.

Gerrard has already held discussions with Leeds. They also suffered relegation despite hiring Sam Allardyce to keep them up.

Leicester’s first choice to replace Rodgers was former Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion boss Graham Potter.

However, he wanted to take a sabbatical after Chelsea sacked him. It will take some convincing for him to take a job in the second tier.

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