Brendan Rodgers favourite to be the next boss out of the door following Leicester’s cup capitulation

Rodgers accused his side of a ‘lack of hunger” as they crashed out of the FA Cup to Championship rivals Nottingham Forest and he is now as short as 4/1 to be the next Premier League manager to go.

Brendan Rodgers is now favourite to be the next Premier League manager out of the door following Leicester City's dismal FA Cup showing against Championship side Nottingham Forest on Sunday.

The Foxes' East Midlands rivals scored three goals inside nine minutes on their way to a 4-1 win and Rodgers was pulling no punches after his side's defence of the cup was brought to an ignominious end.

"It was an awful performance and I have to apologise to the supporters," he said. "To come here, [for] the first game between the two sides for a long time, [with] a great atmosphere … in derby games you need authority and you need physicality. It was sadly missing from our performance.

Leicester City Caglar Soyuncu FA Cup Feb22

"I said it before about having changes in the squad. It's a lack of hunger. That's why a lot of these players are not top players. Because they can't sustain it."

You could equally say the same about Rodgers' hunger, with the former Liverpool boss having twice shown he is unable to sustain a Champions League challenge into the final weeks of a season.

And, with Leicester closer to the relegation zone than the top four and now out of the FA Cup, the bookies have reacted. Rodgers is now as short as 4/1 to be the next Premier League manager to leave their post. He moves ahead of Antonio Conte and Sean Dyche, despite the latter having seen his Burnley side fail to score for a fifth top-flight game in seven when drawing with Watford on Saturday.

Sean Dyche Burnley Feb22

Dyche is now around 11/2 to be the next managerial casualty, with Conte having drifted to double figures on the back of a blank weekend for Spurs.

It doesn't get any easier for Rodgers in the coming weeks, either, with a trip to Liverpool on Thursday evening followed by a visit from Champions League-chasing West Ham on Sunday.

No manager leaving before the end of the season is still thought to be the most likely scenario, however, with odds on the status quo remaining until May 22 as short as 3/1.

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