Former Leicester City and Celtic star Neil Lennon claims that the Foxes are still in with a shot of making the top four, with Arsenal and Manchester United so far failing to convince. Since narrowly missing out on Champions League qualification last season, Lennon’s former side currently sit 10th in the Premier League after a hit-and-miss start to the campaign.
When Brendan Rodgers reflects on his time as Leicester boss, it must evoke a huge range of emotions.
On one hand, leading the Foxes to consecutive fifth-place Premier League finishes is a tremendous achievement, but on both occasions, they dropped out of the Champions League spots during the closing stages of the season.
Although there is undoubtedly a tinge of ‘what might have been’, Rodgers’ managerial exploits as a whole have seen him linked with Man Utd.
Curiously enough, Rodgers and his Leicester side could soon be caught up in an intense battle for the top four with the Red Devils themselves as the season begins to take shape.
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“That fourth position is open, Man Utd on paper would still be favourites, but they have been so inconsistent this season, as have Arsenal.
“All they [Leicester] need is a couple of wins to put them back in the mix, and Brendan’s experience will be invaluable in that.
“It was a great win at the weekend against Watford, they scored three against Legia Warsaw.
“Maddison is starting to find his mojo again, the club could be on the precipice of a decent run now.”
Indeed, United are now something of an unknown quantity after Rangnick was appointed interim manager on Monday morning.
The German is highly respected in the football world, but having spent more time behind the scenes than on the touchline in recent years, it remains to be seen how positive his impact on the struggling side may be.
Arsenal are also tricky to assess due to their distinctly patchy form this season, kicking off the campaign with three consecutive defeats before an impressive resurgence.
If Rodgers can put together a consistent run of form as Lennon suggests, they could soon find themselves in contention to finish fourth and right the wrongs of last campaign.