Steven Gerrard could be back in the dugout sooner rather than later as Leicester have now joined Leeds in the race for his services.
The former Liverpool captain has been out of a job since his sacking by Aston Villa in October following a disappointing run of results which ended his 11 months in charge. Gerrard's spell in the Midlands left question marks over where his career would go next following a successful stint at Rangers.
Yet the 43-year-old is believed to be on the shortlist to replace Sam Allardyce at relegated Leeds as they look to bounce straight back from the Championship. And Leicester could also turn to Gerrard to help navigate their path back to the top flight, should they part ways with Dean Smith.
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According to The Sun, Gerrard's camp hold close links with those in power at Leicester, who are keen to appoint a manager who can help lift morale at the club after their shock relegation to the second tier. Another name in the frame for the Foxes is Graham Potter, who was among those considered to replace Brendan Rodgers back in April.
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It is thought Potter was not interested in the role at the time as it came too soon after his sacking by Chelsea. He could relish the chance to prove himself again though with Leicester keeping tabs on his situation now the season is over, but they may face competition from French club Nice.
Leicester had also shown an interest in Swansea boss Russell Martin though he is also admired by Southampton.
It promises to be a difficult summer for Leicester as they look to prepare themselves for a promotion push in the Championship. A number of big-name stars are expected to leave, with Caglar Soyuncu already confirmed to be heading to Atletico Madrid, while the likes of James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Youri Tielemans will likely move on.
Speaking about the prospect of returning to management back in April, Gerrard admitted he'd already been contacted by interested clubs and appears to be a man in demand.
“I’ve been offered opportunities to manage at club and international level since I left Villa, including an exciting opportunity in an overseas league," he said. "But none have been right for me at this time.”
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