Leaked information suggests that Roy Hodgson, the former England and Liverpool manager, was extensively interviewed as he seeks to lead the Premier League champions.
But the report alleges that he is just part of other managers who are being considered for the post.
Currently, the first-time EPL winners are being managed by Craig Shakespeare on an interim basis after Claudio Ranieri sacking, reports Independent.
Shakespeare has publicly extended the desire to get the job on a full-time basis but Leicester are understood to be keeping their options wide open. The new manager selected will take over once the season comes to an end.
The Daily Mail reported that Roy Hodgson is among the favorites for the post as he held discussions with the club representatives in south-west London.
Media reports have alluded that the 69-year-old, who has been in charge of top clubs such as West Brom, Liverpool, Fulham and Blackburn Rovers has the support of the club’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
Hodgson has more than 40 years of experience as a manager and in 2010 led Fulham to the Europa League final after which he got roles at Liverpool and West Brom before proceeding to England in 2012.
He led the Three Lions to the quarter-finals at Euro 2012, but his woes began two years later after the team was eliminated at the World Cup group stage, something that has never happened since 1958.
Roy Hodgson Tough Time at England
England was successful in all its 10 matches to get a chance into the Euro 2016 but the manager was forced to step down after losing 2 – 1 Iceland in the last 16.
Ever since he quit, Hodgson hasn’t taken on any team management job. He may see this as an opportunity to revive himself and transform a team that was 9-months ago a darling to many.
After Alan Pardew was sacked from Crystal Palace, Hodgson made a pitch of the job but lost in the preference of his England successor, Sam Allardyce.
One other manager seen to have been targeted by the club is Guus Hiddink who is reported to have turned down requests to take over as an interim coach. Bearing that in mind, the Dutchman is highly unlikely to make a permanent move to the King Power Stadium.
The current interim coach seems to have found the support of Leicester City defender Danny Simpson who was pleased by their Monday victory over Liverpool.
Their emphatic 3 – 1 victory over Liverpool ended the struggling champions’ five-game losing streak.
Simpson said that he has no reason to believe Shakespeare cannot take a full-time job but the final decision rests with the chairman.