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Brentford’s Thomas Frank is ‘top of the list as Leicester consider sacking manager Brendan Rodgers’

Brentford manager Thomas Frank is reportedly Leicester’s first choice if they decide to sack boss Brendan Rodgers.

The Northern Irishman is under heavy pressure after six straight defeats, including a 6-2 defeat by Tottenham on Saturday that left the Foxes at the bottom of the Premier League table after their worst start to the season since 1983.

And The Sun claim that highly-rated Dane Frank is top of their list of possible substitutes if Rodgers gets the axe.

The club are weighing up whether to stay or twist as it will cost more than £10m to sack him and he must abide by Financial Fair Play regulations.

Only Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Tottenham’s Antonio Conte are earning more than Rodgers’ £10million a year salary on a lucrative deal that runs until 2025 and makes him the highest-paid manager in club history.

But amid the club’s financial woes, with just £15million spent on defender Wout Faes this summer and a reported £120million annual loss to be announced, there are questions as to whether the Midlands side will bounce back can afford a costly severance package.

Rodgers said after Spurs’ resounding defeat: “I know how football works and I completely understand the frustration of the fans. I can’t hide from it because it’s my responsibility.

“Losing your last six games is not great reading but whatever happens to me here at Leicester I will always respect this club.”

Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha and director of football Jon Rudkin are believed to be discussing whether to keep or remove Rodgers during the international break.

If he leaves, Bees boss Frank is seen as the first choice – although he signed a new three-year deal in January that runs in 2025 and is not keen on leaving the west London side.

It is also reported that Leicester are considering appointing Sean Dyche, who is out of work after leaving Burnley in April before eventually being relegated to the Championship.

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