Had things gone to plan the former Swansea City manager should have been returning to the Liberty this weekend but a poor run of results saw him sacked just 9 games into his Leicester career.
And Leicester now arrive with former England manager Sven Goran Erikkson in one of the hottest seats in football.,
“It wasn’t to be for Paulo at Leicester, and I think probably he should have looked at things and Leicester should have looked at things before he took the job.” Tate told the Evening Post
“Mandaric probably saw that Paulo did a good job with us and didn’t look too deeply into it, while Paulo probably didn’t look too deeply at Leicester.
“They have got a history of changing managers, a reputation for it, and Paulo probably should have thought about that.
“But it was his choice to go and, as far as we are concerned, it’s history. It makes no difference to us and I think we are probably better off now.
“At the end of the day Paulo knew what he was on about because he had done what he’d done as a player,” Tate says.
“He had good players here. He had players who were used to playing the system he wanted to play and that probably helped him.
“He probably tried to change things at Leicester, but the players didn’t take to it.
“We are trying to compete with teams like QPR even though we are nowhere near them budget-wise, and in big games like that you have to take your chances
“But we got a good win at Reading last Saturday and, if we can finish the week with seven points out of nine, we will be very happy.”