The upper reaches of the current next Leicester manager betting might lead observers to believe that those associated with the club have not learned from mistakes made in the recent past.
First, readers of the Leicester Mercury voted 80/1 shot Jurgen Klopp a far more palatable proposition than Neil Lennon (6/4), Sam Allardyce (12/1) or David Moyes (20/1), affording them 21%, 11%, 8% and 9% of the poll respectively.
Then globe-trotting, silverware-strewn pensioner Guus Hiddink shot in to even-money favourite for the post, while Esteban Cambiasso, not long done with the Indian summer of his playing career in the East Midlands, third in the market at 12/1.
City’s current ownership took over not long after Nigel Pearson had departed his first spell in charge on the grounds that he had not felt the club wanted him enough.
His replacement was swiftly removed from office after a poor start to the 2010/11 campaign and replaced with a glamour gaffer who bears an uncanny similarity of profile to Hiddink.
Admittedly the Dutchman’s amorous exploits have not been as well publicised as those of Sven Goran Eriksson, but at the respective junctures both are/were highly respected elder statesmen of the sport, who had long since made the leap into international management.
Eriksson’s three previous roles had been seen him bookend a brief director or football position in the great Notts County wind-up with spells at the helm of Mexico and the Ivory Coast.
Hiddink has just left his job with the Netherlands, where he spent a year after similar-length tenures in charge of Turkey and billionaire divorce-casualties Anzhi Makhachkala.
The Swede oversaw an initial period of success with the Foxes, but was ultimately unable to deliver the success his stellar CV supposedly promised despite being funded generously.
Back came the less glamourous Pearson with something to prove and so, eventually, did prolonged success, along his more earthy blueprint.
It may have been necessary to dispense with their Premier League saviour’s services, but that doesn’t mean that Leicester need to make the errors of Sven all over again.
Employ a manager adept at rousing players to feats greater than those expected of them, rather than one used to working with the creme de la creme, a manager with something to prove, not one one who has nothing left to hunger after.