Next Leicester City manager: Bristol City boss among favourites to succeed Brendan Rodgers - gallery

Leicester City are on the search for a new manager - but could they look to one of their former bosses to succeed Brendan Rodgers?

Premier League strugglers Leicester City are on the search for a new manager after parting company with Brendan Rodgers on Sunday afternoon.

The Foxes lost 1-0 to Crystal Palace, who hadn't won a game in 2023, until Roy Hodgson came in and won his first game after replacing Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira. It meant that the Midlands side would spend the weekend in the drop zone, and they are now a point adrift of safety.

It was one of two sackings, with Chelsea opting to part ways with Graham Potter, after just a few months on the job, after quitting Brighton for Stamford Bridge. The merry-go-round of managers has been crazy, and the average life of a managerial job in the top tiers is usually less than two seasons.

As to who replaces Rodgers in the King Power Arena hot seat remains to be seen, but Potter who got sacked after Rodgers, has already been linked with a return. He is the favourite for the job, and a swift return to management would be interesting, as he would potentially have managed three teams in the English top-flight in one season.

Leicester are in need of someone who can get them out of trouble, and interestingly Bristol City manager Nigel Pearson is amongst the favourites. Pearson had two spells at Leicester, and was first appointed manager in June 2008, as guided them to promotion from League One. He nearly secured back-to-back promotions but lost in the play-offs to Cardiff City in a respectable finish in their first season back. He left Leicester for Hull but after just one season came back, and then led Leicester to the Championship title and then Premier League survival.

Pearson is still popular in Leicester, and if anyone knows how to keep them up, it would be him. He's in to the second of a three-year deal at Ashton Gate though and a departure right now seems highly unlikely given his commitment. Nevertheless, he's still listed as one of the favourites by William Hill alongside the likes of Liverpool hero Steven Gerrard, and ex-Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa.