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Leicester links to Ruben Amorim are baffling

Despite Brendan Rodgers seemingly doing a fantastic job at Leicester City, there are currently suggestions that the hierarchy at the King Power Stadium are keeping track of a potential successor.

The name being bandied about is current Sporting Clube de Portugal Head Coach Ruben Amorim.

According to O Jogo and journalist Bruno Andrade, the Portuguese is being ‘closely followed’ by not only the Foxes but also Leeds United.

The reports also suggests that their interest in the 36-year-old former Braga man is a case of contingency planning should Rodgers elect to leave Leicester for another job.

However, it seems frankly baffling that those in charge of the club are even concerned about the Northern-Irishman’s loyalty.

He still has just over four years left to run on his current contract in the East-Midlands, having only penned a new deal in December 2019.

There might well be interest in his signature as there has been in the past in relation to the Arsenal job. However, there is a real lack of tempting positions that would likely catch Rodgers’ eye.

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All signs in the East-Midlands, including the club’s brand-new state-of-the-art training ground, point to the former Liverpool boss remaining with Leicester and attempting to lead them back into the Champions League.

That does not go to say Amorim isn’t a talented coach. In his 13 games in charge of Braga, he racked up 10 victories before being appointed at Sporting.

Leading the Lions nine points clear at the top of the Liga NOS table and being unbeaten thus far this season, it only seemed natural that other players in the European game would start to notice.

With the Portuguese giants having paid out a princely sum of €10 million for his services just a year ago, it seems unlikely that either Leicester or Sporting would come to an agreement in the near future, leaving the links between the two somewhat confusing.

AND in other news, we analyse Timothy Castagne’s poor showing in the Foxes’ loss against Arsenal.

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