Leicester appoint Dean Smith amid relegation battle
Leicester City have appointed Dean Smith as supervisor till the top of the season because the membership makes an attempt to keep away from relegation to the Championship, the membership introduced on Monday.
Smith will lead Nineteenth-placed Leicester of their ultimate eight matches of the Premier League season, beginning towards second-placed Manchester City on Saturday. The former Norwich City boss left the Canaries final season after earlier spells at Aston Villa and Brentford.
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“I’m really happy to have the opportunity to lead the team during these final weeks of the season,” Smith mentioned in an announcement. “The challenge in front of us is clear, but it’s one myself and my coaching team have experienced before and, with the quality in this squad and the number of games remaining, it’s very much achievable.”
Smith takes over on the King Power Stadium following the departure of former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers on April 2. The Premier League strugglers are in a nine-match winless run following their 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday.
“We’ve endured a challenging season, but I have no doubt that we have the quality in our squad to win this fight,” chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha mentioned. “Dean’s experience will be key to unlocking that potential, helping the team rediscover its confidence and channelling the support of our fans, who will be so important during these final eight games.
“Their help has been the inspiration of all the things we have achieved in these final 13 years and it’ll play an important position as soon as extra on this essential second in our historical past. This is a struggle we will win, collectively.”
Leicester gained the Premier League title in 2015-16 towards all odds however at the moment have 25 factors after 30 video games, two factors adrift of the protection zone.
The membership mentioned Smith will take coaching for the primary time on Tuesday.