Leicester make Thomas Frank No 1 target amid Brendan Rodgers pressure
Leicester ‘put Brentford boss Thomas Frank top of their list as they consider sacking manager Brendan Rodgers after sixth straight loss’ – even though it will cost them more than £10MILLION to axe Northern Irishman
- Leicester ‘have made Thomas Frank No 1 choice if they sack Brendan Rodgers
- The Northern Irishman is under big pressure with the Foxes bottom of the league
- Leicester have lost six games in a row and are three points adrift in 20th position
- Brentford manager Frank is reportedly top of the club’s list if Rodgers does leave
- It will cost the Midlands side more than £10m to axe the former Liverpool boss
Brentford manager Thomas Frank is Leicester’s No 1 choice if they decide to sack boss Brendan Rodgers, according to reports.
The Northern Irishman is under heavy pressure after six successive defeats, including a 6-2 loss against Tottenham on Saturday left the Foxes marooned at the bottom of the Premier League table after their worst start to a season since 1983.
And The Sun claim that highly-rated Dane Frank is top of their list of potential replacements if Rodgers gets the axe.
Thomas Frank is reportedly Leicester’s top choice if they decide to sack boss Brendan Rodgers
The club are weighing up whether to stick or twist with the Northern Irishman, given it will cost them more than £10million to sack him and they must abide by Financial Fair Play regulations
The club are weighing up whether to stick or twist given it will cost more than £10million to sack him and they must abide by Financial Fair Play regulations.
Only Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Tottenham’s Antonio Conte earn more than Rodgers’ £10m-a-year salary on a lucrative contract which runs until 2025 and has him as the highest-paid manager in club history.
But given the club’s financial struggles, with only £15m spent this summer on defender Wout Faes and a reported annual loss of £120m set to be announced, there are questions over whether the Midlands side can afford a costly severance package.
Rodgers said after the resounding Spurs defeat: ‘I know how football works and I totally understand the frustration of the supporters. I cannot hide from that because it’s my responsibility.
Frank signed a three-year deal in January and is not thought to be in a rush to leave the Bees
Former Burnley boss Sean Dyche is also thought to be under consideration if Rodgers goes
‘Losing the last six games doesn’t make great reading but whatever happens to me here at Leicester, I will always respect this club.’
Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha and director of football Jon Rudkin are believed to be discussing whether to keep or remove Rodgers over the international break.
If he does leave, Bees boss Frank is thought to be first choice – although in January he signed a new three-year contract expiring in 2025 and is not thought to be keen to exit the west London side.
It is also reported Leicester are considering appointing Sean Dyche, who is out of work after leaving Burnley in April before their eventual relegation to the Championship.
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