Where are they now? Leicester City's 2000 League Cup winners

Before Leicester stole headlines across the globe with their extraordinary 2015/16 Premier League triumph, they had a talented team that reached the League Cup final three times in a four-year span between 1997 and 2000, winning twice. We chose the 2000 team – the last Foxes side to qualify for Europe before this season...

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Words by Dhaliwal A.S, Vijhay Vick and Kenneth Ho

Tim Flowers

Flowers ended his playing career at Leicester, three years after lifting the League Cup, and can claim to have a hand in this year’s historic Premier League campaign – 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. 

After training keepers at Manchester City and Leicester, Flowers assisted Iain Dowie at Coventry, QPR and Hull 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 enjoy coaching roles at Northampton, 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

Frank Sinclair

Sinclair is one of the more recognisable names from this League Cup-winning squad.

However, part of that was due to his unfortunate knack of scoring own goals, most of which proved costly in terms of points for Leicester (though he remained a popular figure at Filbert Street).

After his Foxes days, Sinclair traipsed around the lower leagues but found success hard to come by. He did play right through until 2015, eventually retiring as a player with Brackley Town in the sixth tier of English football.

During the final years of his playing career, Sinclair also coached some of the clubs he represented. His last stint didn't end happily, after he was sacked at Hednesford Town less than three months into the job.

These days, Sinclair is mainly a television pundit and occasionally provides commentary on Sky Sports. He also participates in charity games. – KH

Matt Elliott

The towering defender not only captained Leicester to the 2000 League Cup title but also scored both goals in the 2-1 win over Tranmere Rovers in the final.

Elliott retired from playing in January 2005 following a brief loan spell at Ipswich Town. After a couple years out of the game, the former Scotland international returned as assistant manager to Northern Premier League’s Hednesford in 2008.

He left the club a year later to pursue business interests but returned to football by becoming assistant manager of Oadby Town in the semi-professional Midlands Alliance league until October 2010. After a short stay with Oadby, he moved to Conference North’s Stafford Rangers, where he joined as an assistant to Tim Flowers before taking over from his former Leicester team-mate in 2011.

Elliott also had a brief spell as coach with the Thai Premier League’s Army United in 2014 but left after six months to focus on his coaching at Leicester’s academy. The 47-year-old also owns the Matt Elliott Football Development Scheme, a football academy project in Leicestershire.

He is the matchday co-commentator covering all of Leicester's matches for BBC Radio Leicester. – DA