Ipswich Town's Premier League rivals Leicester City have appointed a new manager ahead of 2024/25 campaign.

The Foxes, who pipped Town to the Championship title by a single point last season, lost Italian boss Enzo Maresca to Chelsea earlier this month. The West Londoners had reportedly spoken to Kieran McKenna about the vacancy, but a move never materialised.

Leicester took their time to find a replacement, with Graham Potter quickly becoming the frontrunner as late as yesterday afternoon. However, they opted to bring in former Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper, who returns to management for the first time since December 2023.

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After spells coaching England at youth level, Cooper guided Swansea City to the Championship play-off final in 2021, where they were ultimately beaten by Brentford.

He subsequently took over at Nottingham Forest, helping them secure promotion to the Premier League before securing a 16th-place finish in 2022/23. He was sacked midway through last season and replaced by Nuno Espirito Santo.

The appointment has received a mixed response from Leicester fans on social media, many of whom had chosen Potter as their preferred option. West Brom boss Carlos Corberan was seemingly named on the shortlist as well.

The club are hoping to avoid a points deduction for breaching profit and sustainability regulations (PSR), with sales expected before June 30th.

Ipswich are due to host the Foxes on November 2nd, 2024, with the clash at the King Power Stadium set to take place on May 18th, 2025.