Now that Leicester City have finally sacked Claude Puel, we are in for another interesting managerial hiring race, and a list of names has inevitably already been drawn up.
While Brendan Rodgers has already decided to forego the chance of managing at King Power Stadium, there is speculation in Austria that Peter Stöger could be a candidate for the role.
The news comes from Peter Linden’s blog, who knows the manager rather well, having written a book about him: “Peter Stöger: Seina Mannschaften. Seine Erfolge”.
The journalist states the former Borussia Dortmund coach refused to join Huddersfield, with that job going to Jan Siewert, but with the Leicester one now open, he could become the second Austrian to be hired in the Premier League this season after Ralph Hasenhüttl at Southampton.
There is no concrete evidence in the article that Leicester have made an approach for Stöger, but if Linden says he’s a candidate, there’s a good chance he is.
That doesn’t mean he will get the job, but with the Foxes relatively safe from the relegation zone and just 11 games to go, it wouldn’t be surprising if the Premier League side took their time with this one, leading to multiple interviews.
And it seems Peter Stöger could be one of them.