By Noel Whelan

21st Sep, 2022 | 5:30pm

Pundit can't believe Leicester City could raid rivals for Brendan Rodgers replacement after source's reveal

Noel Whelan has claimed Brentford boss Thomas Frank would not consider becoming Leicester City’s new manager as they prepare to sack Brendan Rodgers.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the 48-year-old would prefer to “stay and fight” for the Bees’ survival.

Football Insider revealed on Monday (19 September) that Leicester are sounding out potential replacements for Rodgers – who is on the brink of losing his job after a drab start to the new campaign.

The Sun claim (18 September) Frank is “the name at the top of the list” of potential replacements, despite the Dane only signing a new Bees deal in January.

The report also states Leicester will have to pay compensation in excess of £10million in order to relieve Rodgers of his duties.

Whelan suggested Frank will be reluctant to leave his post after spending big money in the transfer market this summer.

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When asked if Frank could consider a move to the King Power Stadium, he told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury: “No, I don’t think he’ll consider it.

“Brentford have had a decent start to the season, and he’s so important to the club and their players.

“He’s been given money to spend and they’re his players. It’s a challenge that I don’t think he’ll walk away from unless it’s what the club wanted.

“If I’m in Frank’s shoes, I want to stay where I am and fight for my club.”

Leicester have managed just one point from their opening seven games and sit rock bottom of the Premier League.

They have shipped 22 goals this term – the most of any top-flight club.

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