Date:Tuesday January 3 2006
No-one could doubt it - Leicester City manager Craig Levein is living on borrowed time.
That's the only conclusion to be drawn from the closing remarks of an excellent pre-match interview by BBC Radio Leicester's Chris Edgerton and City Chief Executive Tim Davies.
Forced into a corner by the interviewer when he asked 'Do you think (Levein's) job is safe', Davies retaliated by asking, 'would you sack Levein, yes or no?'
Edgerton squirmed noticably when being made to feel how Davies felt when being pushed to answer diiplomatically loaded questions like that and tried to avoid answering directly.
He sidestepped Davies' repeated challenge by changing the focus to the fans opinion that what was happening to Leicester was not acceptable and Davies finally admitted it was 'not acceptable' to him either.
Davies also significantly refused to say whether Levein would be given any more money to spend in the transfer window, a perhaps significant pointer towards the importance of today's game to Levein's managerial future.
But when challenged by Edgerton that this 'sounds like a Vote of Confidence' situation, Davies insisted he never goes down that route and didn't want to go there now even though City's position was terrible.
Earlier Davies had made it pointedly clear that 'What we have got to avoid AT ALL COSTS is relegation'.
He gave the clear impression that the Leicester board were not inclined to wait much longer for any progress to be made in that direction.
The above firmly focuses attention on the City board meeting tomorrow which is categorically 'not' an emergency meeting but is one which a Foxes Trust spokesman on Foxestalk website says is 'not the normal format'.
It will in fact discuss City's 'performance and Craig Levein's solutions including squad changes during the transfer window.'
Sounds like a lot of potential fluidity in that agenda.
Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or to join in the debates on the forum.
Go on, get vitalled!
Pearson - A Step Closer To The Title (Tuesday April 15 2014)
Stats: Reading v Leicester (Monday April 14 2014)
Pearson - I Won't Let The Season Fizzle Out (Sunday April 13 2014)
Vardy Back For Reading? (Sunday April 13 2014)
We Must Refocus Quickly - Taylor-Fletcher (Wednesday April 9 2014)
Pearson - We Were Below Par (Wednesday April 9 2014)
Stats: Leicester v Brighton (Tuesday April 8 2014)
How Leicester City sealed promotion (Monday April 7 2014)
Pearson - Tough Test Against Brighton (Monday April 7 2014)
Pearson's Promotion Relief (Sunday April 6 2014)
|Leicester City||2||-||1||Sheff Wed|
|1. Leicester City||42||27||9||6||+35||90|
|3. Derby County||42||22||9||11||+27||75|
|Forest Keeper Confident Of Win Against Blues.
» Birmingham : 17/04/2014 16:33:00
|Charlton v Bolton PREVIEW
» Charlton : 17/04/2014 14:37:00
|Meet the Referee v Burnley
» Blackpool : 17/04/2014 14:04:00
» Blackpool : 17/04/2014 13:42:00
|The Opposition View - Wigan
» Reading : 17/04/2014 13:00:00
|Officials For The Forest Game.
» Birmingham : 17/04/2014 12:54:00
|Clark Speaks About Loan Market.
» Birmingham : 17/04/2014 12:05:00