Leicester appoint Smith till the end of the season

To sum up a very haphazard season, Leicester City have announced the appointment of former, Aston Villa manager Dean Smith, till the end of the season. Smith, whose last job was at Norwich joins a club in a perilous position in the table.

The Foxes are 19th in the table and are a side very short of confidence. The 51-year-old is a very able manager and has had periods of success at the clubs that he has been at, but with the greatest respect, this appointment is underwhelming.

There have been many respectable names linked to the manager’s job at Leicester, such as Champions League-winning manager Rafael Benitez, so to go from that, to where they have, just emphasises my point.

It’s somewhat of a recent trend in the Premier League, but most clubs are hiring interims, the football equivalent of try before you buy. Short term naturally the thought is survival, but the appointment of Dean Smith is poor planning.

Readers of my previous work will be left scratching their heads at my perceived stinging comments about former Brentford manager Smith. The grievance isn’t with Dean Smith, but rather the decision makers at Leicester.

That in itself is something I can’t believe I am writing because, in these past five seasons or so, Leicester City have epitomised the meaning of a well-run football club.

For former Aston Villa manager Dean Smith, this appointment is almost a nothing to lose everything to gain kind of scenario. Just like his predecessor, he favours a more attractive brand of football, so in that sense getting his ideas across shouldn’t be an issue.

Hey! You can use my code DWBBTHECAPTAIN at checkout to get 15% off your entire purchase at Daniel Wellington! danielwellington.com
Here at the-sports-buff.com, we have enjoyed serving you the readers. Thank you for your support and your feedback. We are aiming to grow, and we need your help.

We please need your support as we look to grow and improve our site. With as little or as much as you can do to our site to grow, so it be one of the pioneers of sports that we know it can be, we appreciate if you can donate, as much or as little as you can. With your donation, we are determined to donate part of it to a local sports community centre.

Nothing is quite as powerful as sport is. Thank you.


Make a one-time donation

Make a monthly donation

Make a yearly donation

Choose an amount


Or enter a custom amount


Your contribution is appreciated.

Your contribution is appreciated.

Your contribution is appreciated.

DonateDonate monthlyDonate yearly

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: