Former Leicester and Man United youth player Robbie Savage believes that Brendan Rodgers to be a natural candidate to become Man United next manager.
After a glorious start with the Foxes, Rodgers has won four of their first seven league games and have catapulted themselves into the running to be in the top four.
They are already seven points above Manchester United who they narrowly lost to a few weeks back and they are above the club who have won just one of their last six domestic matches.
Solskjaer is under extreme pressure at Old Trafford and, while Savage says the Norwegian deserves more time, the former Leicester star sees Rodgers as a future Manchester United manager.
Speaking to Mirror Sport: ‘Brendan Rodgers is leading Leicester City back into the Champions League – and he is a future United manager. ‘Don’t get me wrong: When I say Rodgers is destined for high office at United, I am not saying Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be sacked. ‘I am not in favour of football’s hiring-and-firing culture, and Solskjaer deserves time.
‘But I’ve been so impressed by the job Rodgers has done since he took over at the King Power eight months ago that I’m convinced Leicester can finish in the top four.’ Savage added: ‘In 2015-16, when Leicester won the title, I didn’t really believe they were going to do it until the last four or five weeks of the season. ‘But I’m not going to wait so long to nail my colours to the mast this time. I think Leicester will finish above United, and I believe they will finish in the top four. ‘Rodgers has proved his near-miss with the title at Liverpool in 2014 was no flash in the pan, and he would have completed the ‘Treble Treble’ at Celtic if he had stayed to the end of last season. Liverpool v Leicester:
In short, he is the real deal as a manager. ‘I repeat: I am not advocating that Solskjaer is removed from his job at Old Trafford. He deserves to be given more scope to rebuild that squad. ‘But when the time is right, and United are looking for their next manager to play fluent, progressive football, Rodgers – not Mauricio Pochettino – would be my pick.’
If Leicester manage to overcome Liverpool today it will be a marvellous scalp for a manager who was ruthlessly dismissed by the Anfield club after just a short period at the helm. Rogers has got the potential to win trophies at the highest level and I would like to see him at the reigns of a club like Man U.