Get Out, Ya Bard
Craig Shakespeare has been sacked by Leicester City. The Foxes are currently in the relegation zone after last night’s 1-1 draw at home to West Brom, leaving Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha thinking “To sack or not to sack, that is the question.” Shakespeare took over last February after the controversial sacking of Claudio Ranieri, with many saying he was stabbed in the back by Shakespeare, just as Julius Ceasar was.
The summer saw the departure of Danny Drinkwater, the media covering Riyad Mahrez’s potential departure and Adrian Silva’s incoming missed the deadline by 14 seconds. A midsummer nightmare. So basically, this season hasn’t been the best and now we’re done with the puns we can try and see managers who could potentially take over at the King Power.
Firstly, Sam Allardyce. The former England manager has said that if he returns to football, it would be with a national team. However, Allardyce is king of surviving relegation, doing it with Crystal Palace, Sunderland, Bolton, etc. And how can this job not appeal to him? The money, the players, the talent he’d have. He would certainly have to think twice about it.
Brendan Rodgers would also be not a half bad appointment. Currently, in the Celtic Park hot seat, Rodgers has spoken about making Celtic a Champions League team, and with the recent performance at Anderlecht, shows he isn’t a million miles away. We all saw his success at Swansea and how he nearly was a Premier League champion, and maybe this is the kind of job that would next suit him, a mid-table side that can push for Europe. However, it would be unlikely for him to leave the club he supports, especially with their success at the moment.
Finally is Thomas Tuchel. The former Borussia Dortmund coach was linked with Arsenal last season before Arsene Wenger signed a new two-year contract. Currently out of work, he won the DFB-Pokal last campaign and helped Dortmund finish third in the Bundesliga and qualify for the Champions League. Perhaps he’d be a decent manager to help build Leicester City into the European club they dream of.
What do you think? What will be the Winter’s Tale? Leave your thoughts in the comments below