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Managerial poser grows for Board

Managerial poser grows for Board

An extraordinary 77% of posters on a Leicester City fans website this evening wanted Rob Kelly appointed manager.

That figure will change but was a measure of the popularity he has earned for winning Leicester's first back-to-back League matches this season and collecting the six points which have lifted us out of the relegation zone.

The measure of support was given by 66 Foxestalk voters but another poll on Talking Balls was split almost down the middle with 54.55% wanting Mike Newell as manager and 45.54% voting for Kelly.

With strong rumours, however true or otherwise, circulating to the effect that Newell will be arriving Monday or Tuesday, the question arises for the Board, what happens then to Rob Kelly/Mike Stowell?.

There is no doubt that Leicester City were low on confidence, heading south in the League and facing the serious possibility of Division One or third tier football for the first time ever when Kelly took temporary charge.

His first two League matches, QPR away and Wolves at home were so potentially difficult that he'd have been congratulated for a return of even four points.

But two wins, including the first away win for 20 years at QPR reaped six points and lifted City from a bottom three position to a place three points clear of relegation places and with a considerably better goal difference than third bottom Brighton.

The fans are thrilled. Singing from the Kop this afternoon was at a much higher decibel level than in any League match for weeks and with it the mood around the whole ground was transformed.

The dilemma for the Board now is what happens to the caretaker managers who have done so much to rescue our season?.

However far things have gone, Newell still seems to be touted most as City's first choice despite a claim that QPR's Ian Holloway will emerge, a move one doubts would be popular.

If Newell is/has been offered the job and takes it, will there be a role for our caretakers and will they accept it or will they be out, prompting fans to cry foul?

On the other hand if Newell turns the job down would City now be able to turn to any other candidate or would fans instead demand that Kelly and co stay at least until the end of the season.

What a conundrum. But it has to be solved.

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Date:Saturday February 4 2006
Time: 9:44PM

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