Roy Hodgson favourite for Leicester City job amid talks

by Jack Kitson / 01 March 2017, 09:23

Former England manager Roy Hodgson has been installed as the new favoruite for the Leicester City job amid reports that he’s locked in talks with the defending Premier League champions (Daily Mail).

Hodgson has been twiddling his thumbs ever since England’s shambolic Euro 2016 exit to minnows Iceland, but is believed to be tempted by a return to the dugout in order to save the Foxes from the dreaded drop down to the Championship.

Leicester’s interim boss, Craig Shakespeare, had his odds clipped from 20/1 down to just 11/10 in the aftermath of the club’s stunning 3-1 victory over Liverpool on Monday, although the long-serving coach now finds himself behind frontrunner Hodgson in the betting.

Leicester face a crunch clash with relegation rivals Hull on Saturday, but a deal with Hodgson is unlikely to be wrapped up before then, with Shakespeare expected to still be in charge for at least the next one or two matches.

But if Shakespeare maintains his 100% winning record in the next couple of games he could well continue through to the end of the season, an outcome many Foxes fans would no doubt prefer over the arrival of Hodgson.

Meanwhile, Guus Hiddink and Nigel Pearson have drifted out to 11/1 and 12/1 respectively, with Pardew priced at 14/1.

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