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3 high-profile managers who should apply for the opening at Leicester.

Friday 24th February 2017
As if football wasn't already too hard to comprehend, the unthinkable happened last night. No, it wasn't the fact that Spurs got knocked out of a European competition for the second time this season, it was the sacking of Claudio Ranieri. After taking Leicester City to heights they never could have imagined, the Premier League champions have returned the favour by showing Ranieri the door.

Now the league champions are managerless and looking for a new direction. As champions of England, Leicester should only hire a manager of equal  stature, a title-winning legendary coach, not an undeserving one. Here are three high-profile managers that should look to fill the position at the King Power Stadium.

3. Manuel Pellegrini

The former Manchester City boss has enjoyed life to the fullest after leaving England. Many viewed the Chilean's final days as unbearable, the constant rumours of Pep Guardiola tormented the 63-year old, so much so that he moved to China after the season. Pellegrini now manages Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune, where he's on a whopping $40 million contract. However, as we know and Manuel knows, the Premier League is the only place to be for managerial recognition. As a former Premier League winner the Chilean knows what it's like to manage champions, he's used to dealing with big personalities and star players. At Leicester Pellegrini would have to initially calm the storm, brace the backlash from the fans and ultimately re-spark the form of Mahrez & Vardy from last season.

2. Roberto Mancini

As of this morning, Roberto Mancini is the bookies favourite to take over at Leicester City. In my eyes he's almost the carbon copy of Ranieri, he's Italian, has a quirky personality and has been sacked a year after winning the Premier League. Sounds like a match made in heaven to me. When we talk about the greats of football management, people rarely mention this Italian. The guy is literally the epitome of a winning mentality, the man has 10 major honours in his managerial career, including 4 league titles.

Leicester currently sit 1 point above the relegation zone with 13 games left for the season. A fresh tactically astute approach from the Italian would possibly steer Leicester clear of danger and perhaps send them into the last 8 of the Champions League. Roberto Mancini obviously has the experience in the league but whether he can deliver success without a transfer window remains to be seen.

1.Arsène Wenger

If there was ever a man that needed a legacy change it's Le Prof himself. In order to prove his millions of detractors worldwide wrong, Arsène Wenger should fill the void at the King Power stadium. There's no man managing today that knows the Premier League better than Wenger. He's been here for close to 21 years and managed at the top level longer than nearly anyone else in history.

Saving Leicester from relegation would not only prove that Wenger can perform outside of Arsenal it would show a clear flexibility in his approach to management. At Leicester the Frenchman wouldn't have the personnel suited to his free-flowing philosophy, forcing him to perhaps adopt a more transitional based approach. Personally, I'd love to see Wenger take the challenge and shut up many of the people who doubt him on a daily basis. As the Premier League's 2nd greatest manager, it's time for Le Prof to broaden his horizons in England, add to his esteemed CV and show some much-anticipated situational versatility. Do it Arsène.
Mathaeus Abuwa

Arsenal fan with ample amounts of passion for both Cristiano Ronaldo & Real Madrid. I'm one of those bandwagonist hipster fans that will claim to know everything about football, but only watches the El Clasico outside of the Premier League. Forgive me, I'm trying. Oh yeah, #WengerOut. 

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