Leicester City swung the axe on manager Craig Shakespeare on Tuesday night, just four months after handing him the job full time, after just one win in their opening eight Premier League games left the Foxes languishing in 18th place.
Shakespeare’s sacking has started speculation about who will replace him with several names already being mentioned.
FOX Sports Asia takes a look at some of the early contenders.
The Leicester hierarchy are said to be keen on bringing in a big name following the departure of Shakespeare so the young German would certainly fit the bill. Tuchel’s tactical prowess would certainly be welcome at the King Power Stadium and he could get more out of an underperforming side. The stumbling block, however, could be Bayern Munich, who are said to be interested in appointing Tuchel at the end of the season.
Another big name with Premier League title-winning experience, the Italian is currently in charge at Zenit St. Petersburg. Mancini also has a connection with the Foxes, having spent a short period on loan there earlier in the millennium. Could prove tough to tempt back to England as he is apparently not keen on leaving Russia with Zenit doing well.
The right kind of man for the job, but it is only a few months since he quit Palace saying he was ready for a break from football. Has been linked with the vacant US national team position, but would probably prefer to stay in club management and the Premier League if he decides to change his mind.
Another manager that Leicester’s owners would be interested in, Ancelotti has enjoyed success wherever he has gone – even with Bayern, despite his recent sacking. Recently said he would be taking a break from the game, but a big enough offer could be enough to tempt him back to the Premier League.
Dyche has worked wonders at Burnley and has rightly earned his reputation as one of the Premier League’s brightest young managers. There is no doubt that he could do a good job at Leicester, but it is uncertain whether Leicester’s owners and fans would want him. Another obstacle would be whether he would be willing to leave Turf Moor given his strong connection to the club.