Former Portugal international Paulo Sousa will be Leicester City’s first foreign manager when the deal is wrapped up over the next couple of days.
The 39-year old, who has managed at QPR and Swansea, is currently in negotiations with chief executive Lee Hoos, but will not officially be unveiled as the new City boss until Milan Mandaric returns from an overseas trip.
Mandaric told the Mercury that City do not need to sell their prize assets: “I will not be selling any of our best players. I am not under any pressure to do so. If I sell them then that means I have been telling you the wrong things. We are ambitious and we want to add to our best players. Everyone who contributed last season will get a chance with the new manager.”
Rumours persist that a Thai consortium are on the verge of buying the club, after a group of far-eastern businessmen were shown round the Walkers Stadium and Belvoir Drive last week…
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