Powell takes temporary charge at Leicester
Former PFA Chair Chris Powell will take temporary charge of Championship side Leicester City for their game against Scunthorpe United tomorrow (2 October).
Powell, who finished his playing career at Leicester, will take charge of the team alongside goalkeeping coach Mike Stowell.
For a short while at least, Powell will join Chris Hughton as the only black managers in the top four divisions of English football.
A statement on the Leicester City website said: “The decision has been taken as a result of the club’s poor run of results this season.
“The club would like to state that Paulo Sousa is a first-class individual, but that this decision has been taken in the best interests of the club and our ambitions are to move up the Championship.
“The search for a new manager begins immediately and club anticipates a quick appointment.”