Leicester City end interest in Jesse Marsch

According to Sky Sports, Leicester City have ended their interest in former Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch.

The East Midlands club were reportedly in advanced talks with the American and it appeared as though the appointment was imminent; however, the pursuit is now off.

Since the sacking of Brendan Rodgers eight days ago the Foxes have suffered back-to-back home defeats including a bruising 1-0 loss to relegation rivals Bournemouth on Saturday.

Leicester are reportedly now considering former Aston Villa manager Dean Smith alongside others such as Martin O’Neill and Rafael Benítez. Rob Tanner of the Athletic believes the club’s preferred option of an interim coach until the end of the season ‘is on’.

Leicester face Manchester City on Saturday evening at the Etihad Stadium before hosting relegation-threatened Wolverhampton Wanderers the following weekend.

The Foxes currently sit 19th in the Premier League, two points adrift from safety with eight games remaining.

Mark Marston | Get Football

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