Steve Clarke backs Roy Hodgson to be next Leicester City manager
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 01/03/17 3:15pm
Steve Clarke has said Roy Hodgson's hunger to return to football makes him a good choice for the vacant manager's position at Leicester.
Sky sources understand that former England boss Hogdson is interested in speaking to the struggling champions about succeeding the sacked Claudio Ranieri.
Clarke succeeded Hodgson as boss of West Brom in 2012 and believes that, despite England's failure under him, Hodgson is showing hunger to get back in the game.
"I think the fact that he's come out and said he wants to get back in the game shows he still has the hunger for it," Clarke told Sky Sports' Premier League Daily show.
"He was very successful at Fulham and at West Brom before I went in there, and he's shown a good attitude to handle clubs at that level, and I think you could put Leicester in that same bracket.
"As long as Roy has got the hunger, I don't see that it would be such a bad appointment for Leicester."
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Andy Hinchcliffe, meanwhile, believes former Foxes boss Nigel Pearson would be a better option to not only keep Leicester in the division, but develop the team long-term.
"Leicester need a kick up the backside clearly. Can Roy Hodgson provide that? I'm not so sure," he said.
"Nigel Pearson would be the one, I would think, because the players know him. They know his methods. You say 'don't go back' but I think Leicester have got to do what's right.
"You've got to get the best out of the players not just this season, but develop the club again. Maybe Nigel Pearson is the right man to do that."