Manchester-born Megson is one name City fans will quickly want to brush over after the former Sheffield Wednesday and Manchester City player endured a rather brief and forgetful time in charge of the Foxes in 2007.
Former chairman Milan Mandaric appointed Megson as manager in September 2007, citing Megson's "wealth of experience" as a deciding factor in his appointment. But he was always up against a City faithful who weren't really pleased to see him at the Walkers Stadium right from the off. His defensive, long-ball approach didn't exactly endear him to the City fans and he only lasted nine games in charge.
However, that wasn't due to Megson getting the sack. Bolton Wanderers were keen on recruiting Megson as their manager in the Premier League, and although Mandaric was keen to reject their approaches, there came a time when the sides agreed a compensation package and Megson left, much to the delight of the City fans and, perhaps Megson. Mandaric is also famously quoted as saying that Megson was one manager he appointed that actually made him money rather than lost it.
As Mandaric said, he did have plenty of experience as a manager. Starting with Norwich City in 1995, Megson went on to have managerial spells in charge of Blackpool, Stockport County and Stoke City before he really made his name at West Brom, where he helped them to promotion to the Premier League. A largely forgetful stint at Nottingham Forest followed before he arrived at Leicester.
He picked up his first win as City boss against his supported club Sheffield Wednesday, winning 2-0 at Hillsborough, and Megson didn't have the worst record ever during his short time as manager, but his playing style and relationship with Leicester fans was to prove his downfall. Foxes fans even chanted 'Megson for Bolton' during a home match with Sheffield United when his name had been linked with a move to the Lancashire club in the press.
He spent just 41 days at Leicester and nine league matches before moving on to Bolton and then Sheffield Wednesday.