Leicester City approach Northern Ireland boss over taking vacant manager position

Leicester City have approached Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill over taking the vacant manager role, according to the Daily Mail.

The Foxes are in dire need of a new manager, having sacked Claudio Ranieri last week. The Italian led Leicester from battling relegation to lifting the Premier League title, but it wasn’t enough to earn him the faith of the club’s hierarchy.

In many ways Ranieri was punished for his own success. Having defied the odds to win the league with Leicester, it appeared as though the club’s owners expected similar success this time around. However, that success was not forthcoming and they subsequently find themselves on the look out for a new manager.

According to the Daily Mail, O’Neill could be that man. The tabloid note that caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare is in pole position to land the job on a permanent basis, but Leicester are still shopping around for Ranieri’s successor.

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