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Leicester In Talks With Roy Hodgson About Replacing Claudio Ranieri [Report]

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 16: Roy Hodgson, Manager of England looks on from the stands during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on April 16, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images) Leicester

Since Claudio Ranieri’s controversial departure from Leicester City last week, attention has turned to whom his successor may be.

A Premier League title is a tough act to follow, but after last night’s convincing victory over Liverpool, there is a belief that the Foxes are back to their best, and it was simply a case of the manager losing the dressing room. Caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare oversaw the 3-1 victory, but it is expected that he will not be in contention for the fulltime role.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Leicester officials met with Roy Hodgson on Friday about taking over as manager.

Hodgson has not managed since England were knocked out of Euro 2016 by Iceland, and may feel he still has plenty to offer at club level.

Hodgson spoke in December of his desire to return to football.

“Football is very much in my blood and very much part of my life.

“I want to be involved in football. I feel good. If an offer comes along that I think is the right one for me and for the club, of course I shall be happy to take it.

“When I’m not in some way actively involved I feel a part of my life is not being fulfilled.”

Leicester City is a dream job for any manager. Premier League survival will be seen as a successful season, while the new boss will also have a free run at the Champions League knockout stages, where they trail Sevilla 2-1 on aggregate.

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