Vital Football

Latest Leicester City News

Change of scene for Leicester City

Change of scene for Leicester City
Leicester City announced today that Lee Hoos had been replaced as Chief Executive Officer of the club after a three year spell with the Foxes. Susan Whelan, the Senior Executive Vice-President of King Power, will replace Hoos, while Simon Capper replaces Mark Johnson as Finance Director as part of a 'management restructure'.

What does this all mean? Well, all this may not seem as exciting as the speculation surrounding potential big name targets for Leicester City, but these changes off the pitch are just as significant in providing the best possible opportunity for a successful season on it.

The changes at the top could have been forecasted; when Vichai Raksriaksorn became club chairman in August last year following the takeover by Asia Football Investments, it seemed inevitable that King Power would eventually bring in their own backroom staff. The departure of former chairman Milan Mandaric at the end of 2010 was the beginning of the end of these adjustments, and now that the Raksriaksorns have their chosen personnel, it should provide stability - which is what Leicester City needs after a season of adjustments on and off the pitch.

Fans need not be concerned. The restructure is taking place at the most appropriate time. This scenario means that everybody involved in running the club behind the scenes at the Walkers Stadium should be on the same page when it comes down to making decisions that affect the club on the pitch. It also provides Leicester City with a solid level of experience amongst its backroom staff. It is a wise decision made at the right time.

Of course, although it puts Leicester in a good position, it does not ensure anything during the 2011/2012 season. Susan Whelan believes there is still work to be done, telling LCFC.com that '[the club has] the foundations set in place for success, but it is now important that everyone continues to work hard…to deliver success as we enter an exciting new era at Leicester City'. It should also avoid any potential mid-season shake-up as experienced last season with Paolo Sousa, Milan Mandaric and even Chris Powell leaving the club in a short space of time.

All of this, combined with Sven-Goran Eriksson as manager of Leicester City, gives Foxes fans a reason to be optimistic. With the preseason fast approaching, the speculation over summer signings is likely to continue. But now, at least, the groundwork has definitely been laid down.

Writer:Simon
Date:Tuesday June 7 2011
Time: 5:33PM

Comments

0
No real surprise to see them bringing in their own people really. We had continuity before somewhat with the old guard so too many changes didn't take place at once, now the behind scenes elements are all in place and presumably on the same page to take us even further forward.
SvensAmbition
07/06/2011 17:40:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Leicester City Articles

2016-17 Champions League Draw Made

The Champions League draw for the 2016-17 season has been made with the eight groups now confirmed.

Premiership Freebies In 12 Months?

With a week to go in the 2016/17 summer transfer window, Premier League clubs have players now in their final 12 months on contracts...

EFL Cup - League Cup Third Round Draw

The draw for the third round of the League Cup, re-branded the EFL Cup this season, has been made with us among those finding out who we will be coming up against.

Champions League Draw - Leicester

Plenty of Europe's finest have been waiting patiently for qualification rounds to end and the groups to be decided with Leicester among the clubs awaiting this Champions League draw.

Archived Vital Leicester Articles

Vital Leicester articles from

Site Journalists

SvensAmbition
Editor email
Profile
Foxes25
no email
Profile
Simon
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Arsenal MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Schmeichel4%
Simpson17%
Morgan0%
Huth0%
Fuchs0%
Mahrez5%
Drinkwater52%
Mendy0%
Albrighton0%
Okazaki17%
Vardy5%
Sub - King0%
Sub - Ulloa0%
Sub - Musa0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 2 2 0 0 6 4
2 Man Utd 2 2 0 0 6 4
3 Hull City 2 2 0 0 6 3
4 Chelsea 2 2 0 0 6 2
5 Everton 2 1 1 0 4 1
6 Middlesbrough 2 1 1 0 4 1
7 Spurs 2 1 1 0 4 1
8 Burnley 2 1 0 1 3 1
9 WBA 2 1 0 1 3 0
10 West Ham 2 1 0 1 3 0
11 Liverpool 2 1 0 1 3 -1
12 Swansea 2 1 0 1 3 -1
13 Arsenal 2 0 1 1 1 -1
14 Watford 2 0 1 1 1 -1
15 Leicester City 2 0 1 1 1 -1
16 Southampton 2 0 1 1 1 -2
17 Stoke 2 0 1 1 1 -3
18 Sunderland 2 0 0 2 0 -2
19 Crystal Palace 2 0 0 2 0 -2
20 AFC Bournemouth 2 0 0 2 0 -3
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Leicester City Results (view all)

Leicester City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.lynn7phipps81