Leicester City hold talks with Roy Hodgson to become Claudio Ranieri's replacement
Roy Hodgson. (Getty Images)
Leicester City have held talks with Roy Hodgson over replacing Claudio Ranieri as manager, according to reports.
The Daily Mail claims that the Premier League champions have moved quick to appoint the Italian’s successor and held secret negotiations with the former England boss in London last Friday.
Leicester’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is believed to favour Hodgson and is keen to bring in a manager with Premier League experience.
The report claims that further talks will take place in the next few days as the 69-year-old is not completely convinced by the move to the Foxes.
NICE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: England Head Coach / Manager Roy Hodgson reacts during the UEFA Euro 2016 Round of 16 match between England and Iceland at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 27, 2016 in Nice, France. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)
Hodgson’s England were dumped out of Euro 2016 by Iceland last summer. (AMA/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - England's forward Wayne Rooney shakes hands with England's coach Roy Hodgson as he is substituted with England's forward Marcus Rashford during Euro 2016 round of 16 football match between England and Iceland at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice on June 27, 2016. / AFP / TOBIAS SCHWARZ (Photo credit should read TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Hodgson resigned as England boss immediately after the tournament. (AFP/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Claudio Ranieri poses with the Premier League Trophy while Kasper Schmeichel puts the crown on the head of the manager as players and staffs celebrate the season champions after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Ranieri was sacked just nine months after winning the Premier League title. (Getty Images)
However, Hodgson is believed to been keen on returning to management.
Hodgson has been out of a job since he resigned as England boss just minutes after their shock exit at the hands of Iceland at Euro 2016.
The 69-year-old’s last Premier League job was with West Brom in 2012 and he managed the guide the club to a 10th-placed finish before taking up his role with England.