According to reports, Jesse Marsch, the ex-manager of Leeds United, has backed out of talks with Leicester City to take over from Brendan Rodgers as the new head.
Over the weekend, the American coach who was fired by Leeds in February after only a year as the head coach, became the top contender for the open position at Leicester.
After firing Brendan Rodgers last week, the club rejected the approach to appoint Graham Potter, former Chelsea boss, before pursuing Marsch.
According to The Telegraph, the Foxes were near to reaching an agreement with Marsch to become their new coach, but on Sunday, he backed out of negotiations.
Marsch decided not to manage Leicester City as they are moving towards relegation
According to the report, Marsch expressed reluctance about managing in the Championship next season after witnessing Leicester’s 1-0 loss to Bournemouth over the weekend.
He believed that if the club failed to avoid relegation, they would require a coach with a different approach for the second tier of English football.
The 49-year-old coach also had concerns about whether his methods of identifying transfer targets would align with Leicester’s requirements for the upcoming season.
Ex-Leicester manager Martin O’Neill and Rafa Benitez have been linked with the job.
With only eight games left to play, the Foxes are currently in 19th place in the Premier League table and three points away from safety.
As of now, we expect caretaker coach Adam Sandler to be back on the sidelines when Leicester visits Manchester City, who are vying for the title, on April 15th.