Next Leicester City Manager: Former Bielsa’s Assistant Leads the Race, while Potter Is Still Looking to Restart His Career

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
28 May 2024, 18:48

With Enzo Maresca being close to be appointed as a new Chelsea manager after a bright campaign in the Championship, Leicester City’s board has a tricky task of appointing a new coach who will continue the appealing vision of football set out by Maresca, but at the same time will be able to remain competitive in the highest tier of English football.

Next Leicester City Manager Betting List

Bookmakers have opened the market on the potential new head coach of Leicester City as soon as rumours of Maresca’s departure started to circulate. At the moment, judging by the odds given by SkyBet, there are several main contenders, with Carlos Corberan is currently leading the race:

Next Leicester City Manager SkyBet Odds
Carlos Corberan3.25
Graham Potter4.00
David Moyes8.00
Mark Robins9.00
Steve Cooper9.50

Carlos Corberan

Known for his innovative approach and high-pressing style, Corberan has transformed West Brom into a competitive side in the Championship. His experience as an assistant coach under Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds United has also equipped him with a deep understanding of modern football tactics, making him a strong candidate for Leicester City. Corberan has held a number of positions despite being just 41, having relative success with both Huddersfield and West Brom and small playing budgets, which is important for Leicester as they have only just returned to the Premier League.

Graham Potter

After a mixed tenure at Chelsea, Potter is still looking to rejuvenate his career. His previous success at Brighton & Hove Albion, where he implemented an attractive style of play and achieved solid Premier League finishes, makes him a compelling option for Leicester City as they seek to maintain the progressive vision of Maresca and compete at a higher level. At the same time, he is currently in contention to become the next Ajax manager and it is an open question, whether he wants to try his luck in an easier championship or continue to compete on the highest level.

David Moyes

David Moyes is set to leave West Ham United at the end of the current season, following a tenure marked by both highs and lows. Moyes led West Ham to their first major trophy in 43 years by winning the UEFA Conference League in 2021 and secured three consecutive European campaigns. Despite recent struggles, his extensive Premier League experience and proven track record of stabilising teams in transitioning situations could make him a valuable asset for Leicester City. However, after progressive style of Maresca, the philosophy of Moyes can be seen as a step back, which is the key obstacle for him to be heading the race.

Mark Robins

Mark Robins, the manager of Coventry City, has been instrumental in the club's resurgence, leading them from League Two to the Championship play-offs. His ability to build cohesive teams and foster a winning mentality has not gone unnoticed. Robins' success with Coventry, coupled with his experience in managing clubs with limited resources, positions him as a potential candidate for Leicester City, where his pragmatic approach and leadership skills could come in handy.

Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper, who is still jobless after being sacked by Nottingham Forest in December 2023, remains a respected figure in English football. Known for his success in youth development and his role in ending Forest's 23-year Premier League exile, Cooper's tactical knowledge and ability to work under pressure are well-regarded. Although he has been selective about his next role, Leicester's board also does not rush things, aiming at more progressive candidates.