Levein goes at Leicester

Last updated : 25 January 2006 By Tony Scholes

Leicester are currently in the bottom three in the Championship, and lost again last night at Plymouth. It is their sixth consecutive defeat and they haven’t picked up a point since they drew with Millwall at the Crisp Bowl on Boxing Day.

But the poor run goes further than that and only one of the last fifteen league games has been won, that a surprise 4-2 victory over Sheffield United back in November.

There’s been much speculation about Levein’s future and he certainly hasn’t had the support of the fans in recent weeks. His stay was probably extended because of the shock FA Cup win against Spurs.

He arrived at Leicester on 1st November 2004 in succession to Micky Adams and has brought twenty new players in, including five on loan. But the results have not been good and in 72 games as manager only 20 of them have been won.

The Leicester board today finally decided to call time and although they praised him for such things as reducing the age of the squad and getting players on longer term contracts and living locally, they said that the league position was unacceptable.

Whilst they look for a new manager, assistant Rob Kelly will take charge with goalkeeper coach Mike Stowell assisting him.

Leicester are the fourth Championship club to change manager since the start of the season.