UK time is: 06:40:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Sousa red-hot favourite for Foxes job

Swansea City manager Paulo Sousa's odds to replace the outgoing Nigel Pearson have shortened yet again today.

The Swans chief was 5/4 favourite to take the reins at the Walkers Stadium yesterday, but has now emerged as a runaway 4/11 odds-on candidate for the top job.

Sousa is some way ahead of second faourite Brendan Rogers for the post.

Leicester would have to pay compensation should they wish to bring the Portuguese manager to the club, but with outside investment a growing possibility, this may not be an issue.

Local bookmakers Mark Jarvis said: "The word on the street is that Paulo is the man for Milan and that's reflected in his odds,'

"I think the problem the fans have at the moment is that they don't know to what extent these potential investors will be involved.

"They don't know if they are looking at a complete takeover or just playing some part in the club's future with Mandaric still at the helm."

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins yesterday claimed that there had been no contact with Leicester about Sousa's availablity.

Several names have been thrown around in the last two days as to who will replace Pearson at the helm, but as of yet nothing concrete has been established.

Chairman Milan Mandaric is currently on a safari holiday, but is due to return soon to finalise the search for his new manager.

Sousa was reportedly a guest of Mandaric's at Leicester's play-off semi-final tie with Cardiff at the tail-end of last season, suggesting that relations between the pair are already comfortable.

Keep following Vital Leicester for information as and when we here it.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: JBFox Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 30 2010

Time: 8:31PM

Your Comments

If Sousa does come to you at Leicester then be prepared for boring negative football full of caution. He won't play outside his strict statistical style, insisting that free-flowing attacking players are forced to track back. He stifled our midfield last season, particularly Pratley and Britton, forcing them to play too deep. I for one won't be sorry to see the back of him...... Swans fan.
Philto
Sousa will build your team for the back. You will sit though 0-0 after 0-0 after 0-0- but the 1-0 wins and the draws win earn you the vital points you need - QPR fan
LeeCookFan
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Leicester City Articles

Sesay Signs Two Year Deal (Friday July 11 2014)

Pearson's Premiership Pride (Friday July 11 2014)

Fourth Bid Goes In For Ulloa (Thursday July 10 2014)

Nugent Signs Two Year Deal (Wednesday July 9 2014)

Hammond Straight Back To Work (Wednesday July 9 2014)

Competition Will Drive Us On - James (Wednesday July 9 2014)

King - We're In Good Shape (Monday July 7 2014)

Morgan Signs Three Year Deal (Saturday July 5 2014)

Gallagher Returns To Preston (Saturday July 5 2014)

Archived Leicester City Articles

List All Vital Leicester  Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Everton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Cabella Looks Likely
Newcastle : 11/07/2014 21:50:00
Sylla To Turkey?
Aston Villa : 11/07/2014 20:21:00
Kimberley Appointed As Academy Director
Aston Villa : 11/07/2014 20:18:00
Barcelona's Bojan targeted by Stoke
Stoke : 11/07/2014 18:45:00
Koeman On Lovren
Southampton : 11/07/2014 18:37:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Doncaster MotM
Suggested By:  Svens
Schmeichel 10%
De Laet 7%
Konchesky 3%
Drinkwater 10%
Wasilewski 3%
Morgan 3%
Mahrez 35%
King 3%
Phillips 3%
Nugent 7%
Dyer 3%
Sub - Knockaert 3%
Sub - Taylor-Fletcher 3%
Sub - Hammond 7%