CASH-STRAPPED Leicester calculate the cost of sacking manager Brendan Rodgers after they are stranded at the foot of the Premier League after a sixth straight defeat.
Rodgers is one of the highest-paid managers in Britain, only Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte earning more than the Northern Irishman’s £10m a year.
And with almost three years left on his contract, it will cost more than £10m in severance to get rid of the 49-year-old.
But with the club spending just £15m in the summer transfer market and set to report record annual losses of £120m, the big question is whether they can afford to carry the axe.
Rodgers, who was appointed Leicester manager in February 2019, seemed all but resigned to his fate after Saturday’s 6-2 smash at Spurs.
He said: “I know how football works and I totally understand the fans’ frustration. I can’t hide from it because it’s my responsibility.
“Losing your last six games is not great reading but whatever happens to me here at Leicester I will always respect this club.”
Now chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha and director of football Jon Rudkin will decide whether Rodgers has reached the end of the road over the upcoming international break.
Brentford head coach Thomas Frank is at the top of the list of potential substitutes.
But the highly-rated Dane only signed a new contract until 2025 in January and is in no rush to leave the burgeoning west London club.
That could see Leicester turning to Sean Dyche, who has been out of work since his shock sacking by Burnley in April and would not cost a penny in compensation payments.
Dyche, 51, lives in the Midlands and has also been linked with Bournemouth without a manager in recent weeks.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6249875/leicester-price-rodgers-sacking-frank-replacement/ Leicester are raising the cost of sacking Brendan Rodgers in a £10million deal with Brentford’s Thomas Frank, who was wanted as a replacement