Vital Football

Latest Leicester City News

Heads you win tails I lose?

Heads you win tails I lose?

Interpreting any messages in the bland statements of people who are determined not to say anything is precarious but caretaker manager Rob Kelly is in a strange situation at Leicester.

Club chairman Jim McCahill speaking on the club's official site said within a lengthy but understandably guarded statement:

'Considerable progress has already been made and we have been impressed by the quality and diversity of the number of applicants we have received for the post(of manager).

But, he also confirmed that Rob Kelly 'certainly comes into our thoughts as well in this process.

'I know that, given Rob's connections with Wolves, he is really looking forward to today's game and there can be no more powerful way of stating your case than by winning football matches.'.

That part of the message is clear then - win today and Kelly would be putting pressure on the board that they would clearly welcome. And being up against his old club, there could hardly be more incentive.

McCahill also talked of the inevitable need for the Board to retain confidentiality in its negotiations with potential successors to Craig Levein.

But the fact remains that no decision appears to have been taken yet. Mike Newell seems the main man and he confirmed that contact has been made but no job has yet been offered.

The obvious implication is that further candidates have to be interviewed but if you were a board of directors and you wanted Newell would you really go away without letting the man know that the job was his if he wanted it?.

I don't think so.

The truth seems to be that City, Mike Newell and any other managerial candidates need to know know where City are heading.

The next two games are crucial to that information - today's home game against Wolves and the February 11 visit to Brighton who have replaced Leicester in the bottom three.

Ironically, if Kelly wins today's game it may well make it easier for anyone to accept the managerial reins at Leicester and therefore to displace him - although his own position would be stronger.

And if he loses it will surely make it harder for any new manager to say yes while Kelly's position would be weaker.

Strange situation.





Click Club Forums, click 100% Football for fans forum.

Writer:
Date:Saturday February 4 2006
Time: 11:38AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Leicester City Articles

Stats: West Bromwich Albion v Leicester City

All the stats from West Bromwich Albion (0) vs (1) Leicester City, , 29/4/17 Att: 24,611

Follow Live On Twitter - West Brom v Leicester

Leicester go to the Hawthorns as the visitors to West Brom today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Shakespeare - Morgan's Touch & Go

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare has said that skipper Wes Morgan is touch and go for this weekend's clash against West Bromwich Albion.

Officials - West Brom v Leicester (29/4/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City this Saturday.

Archived Vital Leicester Articles

Vital Leicester articles from

Site Journalists

SvensAmbition
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

WBA MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Schmeichel0%
Simpson0%
Benalouane0%
Huth0%
Fuchs0%
Mahrez0%
Drinkwater0%
Ndidi0%
Albrighton0%
Okazaki0%
Vardy0%
Sub - Ulloa0%
Sub - King0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 34 26 3 5 81 43
2 Spurs 34 23 8 3 77 49
3 Liverpool 34 19 9 6 66 28
4 Man City 34 19 9 6 66 28
5 Man Utd 34 17 14 3 65 26
6 Arsenal 33 18 6 9 60 22
7 Everton 35 16 10 9 58 20
8 WBA 34 12 8 14 44 -4
9 Southampton 33 11 8 14 41 -5
10 AFC Bournemouth 35 11 8 16 41 -13
11 Leicester City 34 11 7 16 40 -12
12 Stoke 35 10 10 15 40 -13
13 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
14 Burnley 35 11 6 18 39 -14
15 West Ham 35 10 9 16 39 -15
16 Crystal Palace 35 11 5 19 38 -10
17 Hull City 35 9 7 19 34 -31
18 Swansea 35 9 5 21 32 -29
19 Middlesbrough 35 5 13 17 28 -19
R Sunderland 34 5 6 23 21 -34
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Leicester City Results (view all)

Leicester City Fixtures (view all)

May 6 2017 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 13 2017 3:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2017 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Aug 7 2017 12:00AM : Manchester United (H)
Community Shield
Vital Football Comment