Before Leicester City stole headlines across the globe with their extraordinary 2015-16 English Premier League triumph, they had a talented team that reached the League Cup final three times in a four-year span between 1997-2000, winning twice. We chose the 2000 team – the last Foxes side to qualify for Europe prior to this season – to pose the question: Where are they now?
Written by Dhaliwal A.S, Vijhay Vick and Kenneth Ho
Flowers ended his playing career at Leicester City, three years after lifting the League Cup, and can claim to have a hand in this year’s historic EPL campaign as the Englishman spent several years training Kasper Schmeichel at Manchester City.
Interestingly, Flowers was part of Blackburn Rovers' title-winning campaign in the 1994-95 season.
Before Leicester, Blackburn were the only club apart from giants Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City to lift the Premier League trophy.
After training goalkeepers at City and Leicester, Flowers played assistant to Iain Dowie at Coventry City, Queens Park Rangers and Hull City before taking up his first managerial post at Stafford Rangers, a stint that only last nine games before he resigned in 2011.
The 49-year-old went on to have coaching roles at Northampton Town, Nottingham Forest and Kidderminster Harriers. After a six-month sabbatical, he returned to football in March as Fulham’s goalkeeping coach until the end of the season. – VV