With Leicester off to a poor start in Brendan Rodgers’ fifth season in charge, reports are spreading that claim the manager could be sacked over the course of this two weeks international break so as to get enough time in hiring a replacement.
The Foxes are bottom of the table with just one point from their opening seven games – their worst start since 1983 – following Saturday’s 6-2 rout at Tottenham.
Leicester are still yet to win a league game this season and wallow in 20th place after gameweek 7 in a season that has seen them draw once and lost six consecutively.
Despite losing some First team stars like Kasper Schemeichel and Wesley Fofana, the club only brought in Wout Faes from Reims and no other additions where made to strengthen the squad.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers plans to “fight on”, admitting he understands the scrutiny on his job.
Rodgers, who replaced Claude Puel in February 2019, told BBC Sport: “I always believe we can overcome it.
“You didn’t see a team today that is short of confidence, that is always a good sign.
“I will always fight on, but I understand the game and six straight losses isn’t good for anyone.”
In another interview, he said: “I totally understand the frustration of supporters. I can’t hide from that. It’s my responsibility.
“Whatever happens I’ll have a huge amount of respect for them [the owners] because they’ve given me great support. I understand the game. Whatever happens to me at Leicester whether I stay and continue to fight on, I’ll always respect them.”
Rodgers is one of the highest-paid managers in Britain, with only Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte earning more than the Northern Irishman’s £10million-a-year.
And with a contract which still has almost three years to run, it will cost in excess of £10million in severance pay to get rid of the 49-year-old.
But with the club spending just £15million in the summer transfer market and set to report record annual losses of £120million, the big question is whether they can afford to wield the axe.
Now chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha and director of football Jon Rudkin will decide over the forthcoming international break whether Rodgers has reached the end of the road.
Brentford head coach Thomas Frank is the name at the top of their list of potential replacements. But the highly-rated Dane only signed a new contract to 2025 in January and if he is unwilling to leave Brentford then Leicester might try presenting a good offer for Pochettino as a high profile manager or for Sean Dyche.