Alan Pardew applies for Leicester job – Report
Interesting to see reports on Friday morning that Alan Pardew has applied for the vacancy at Leicester City.
ESPN are normally pretty good/reliable and they say their sources have told them that 10 months after being sacked by Crystal Palace, Pardew has been in touch with Leicester to register his interest in the manager’s job.
The Foxes have already had knockbacks according to the report, with Fat Sam Allardyce and Borussia Dortmund’s Thomas Tuchel already having made clear they aren’t interested.
Another early favourite for the job, Sean Dyche, has also appeared to distance himself from the Leicester post.
ESPN say that they understand Alan Pardew is desperate to speak to the owners of Leicester City, in the hope he can persuade them to take him on.
Back in June, Pardew told Sky Sports that he was planning ahead to the early months of the new Premier League season, hoping he would be able to take the place of one of the first managerial casualties of the season.
Even Alan Pardew wouldn’t have had the nerve to apply when Frank de Boer was given the boot by Palace but now the second club to sack, Leicester City, has given the former Newcastle boss his first PL role to go for.
Odds on next Leicester manager (best odds via various bookies):
5/2 Chris Coleman
3/1 Sean Dyche
10/1 Sam Allardyce
12/1 Alan Pardew
14/1 Michael Appleton
16/1 Carlo Ancelotti
22/1 Roberto Mancini
Alan Pardew talking to Sky Sports – 21 June 2017:
“As a manager, you have to wait for that phone call to come and then you have to make a decision whether the project is going to be right.
“You don’t want people to get the sack…but unfortunately when you’re out of work, you have to keep an eye on things and see where the course is going.
“It will be a big year for the Premier League this year. There’s big money in it, so it has to be spent wisely.
“People will be looking and there will be mistakes made so hopefully I can come and help when that happens. There are a couple of people I’ve spoken to but nothing just as yet.”
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