Brendan Rodgers may have just one game to save his post at Leicester City, with the Foxes’ board considering a change after a dismal season.
In the past, Leicester City have shown they are not scared to sack a manager irrespective of their past achievements. If the club are to sack Brendan Rodgers, it will be deja vu for fans, who witnessed the club sack Claudio Ranieri in the season after the Italian led them to the Premier League title.
Rodgers, who helped the Foxes win the FA Cup for the very first time in their history, could be at risk of losing his job. According to Football Insider, the Northern Irishman is one game away from the sack, and all eyes will be on the former Liverpool boss when Leicester travel to face Wolves later this week, sitting in 11th place in the Premier League table.
Having started the season poorly, Leicester found some joy along the way and hit form in patches. They have had some good games, such as the wins over Manchester United and Liverpool at home. However, since beating the Merseysiders in late December, the Foxes have just two victories to show for in the seven games that followed across all competitions.
One of those wins came against Watford in the FA Cup third round, although they were dumped out of the competition by Nottingham Forest in the subsequent round. Losing to a Championship team was a blow, especially when defending the title as the holders. The second triumph came in the UEFA Europa Conference League knockout playoffs against Randers on Thursday.
Leicester City could only manage a draw in their most recent Premier League game against West Ham United despite leading the clash for a considerable period. A late equaliser from Craig Dawson rescued a point for the Hammers, as the Leicester fans in the stands went through the familiar scene of the Foxes squandering a lead.
If the report is true, the Foxes’ hierarchy could have sacked Rodgers if the team lost to West Ham. However, they seem to have afforded him time to get things right and will closely watch the team’s performance in the upcoming game against Wolves.
Rodgers could be on borrowed time and might lose his role as manager if his team comes up short up against Bruno Lage’s outfit this weekend. Whether Thursday night’s 4-1 win over Randers earns him more time remains to be seen.