In response to our article yesterday which detailed 16 managerial records (Mike Newell’s has been added to the original article now, to make 17), our members have been giving their views on who their preference is for the next Leicester City manager…
I would appoint Tigana, he has a good record at a high level. Also, he believes in teams that pass the ball, unlike some of the others who like the ball up front quick and have a 'why bother with a midfield' mentality. Some candidates have a reasonable record but generally at a lower level. – John Hughes
I would like Stuart Pearce (despite the fact he has been a Forest player!) because he's got ambition, experience, charisma, drive and enthusiasm. – Christine Smeaton
If Leicester want to retain a tradition regarding Managers it should look for the "young and up coming" rather than the "tried and tested" approach! Worthington has had his day and Warnock et al are not exactly in the first flush of youth! So Coleman and Grayson stand out as potential candidates, with Grayson shaving it has his links with the club would give fans a belief in his commitment to the cause.David J My choices for manager would be Paul Jewel for what he achieved with Wigan or Simon Grayson because of his success at Blackpool and his connections with LCFC. – Rachael Snashall.
My first choice would be Chris Coleman – an intelligent, articulate manager whose team at Fulham played open, attractive football and who was unluckily dismissed by an egocentric chairman jealous of the success of the neighbours (known as the Manchester City Syndrome). His experience of this league as a player (something neither of our last two managers had) would be invaluable.
However, should he not prove willing to venture north of London (his domestic issues have been well documented in the media), I would look to Simon Grayson who has achieved wonders on limited resources at Blackpool, and also proved himself as an advocate of the type of successful attacking football we have seen precious little of during recent seasons. – Colin Hall……