Ex-Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers leaves Leicester

The Premier League club confirmed this afternoon that the former Celtic boss will leave King Power Stadium following a meeting with club bosses.

Leicester are currently 18th in the English top flight, with the decision to part ways coming after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace.

Assistant manager Chris Davies and fitness trainer Glen Driscoll will also leave the club along with Rodgers.

First-team coaches Adam Sadler and Mike Stowell have been handed temporary responsibility for Leicester.

Leicester chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: “The performances of the team under Brendan’s stewardship speak for themselves – we have experienced some of our finest football moments under his leadership and will always be grateful to him and his staff for the heights they have helped us , to reach on the square.

“Off the pitch, Brendan has embraced the club’s culture and helped create an excellent development environment, particularly during the transition to Seagrave, and provided strong leadership during the unprecedented challenge of the coronavirus pandemic. His place in Leicester City history is secure.

“However, performance and results in the current season have fallen short of our common expectations. We believed that continuity and stability would be key to correcting our course, especially given our past successes under Brendan’s leadership. Regrettably the desired improvement has not materialized and with 10 games remaining in the season the board are being forced to take alternative measures to protect our Premier League status.

“The task ahead of us in our last 10 games is clear. We need to come together now – fans, players and staff – and show the attitude, quality and fight to secure our position as a Premier League club.”

The club’s statement read: “Leicester City Football Club have reached a mutual agreement with Brendan Rodgers whereby he will leave the club after four years as manager of our first men’s team.

“Brendan leaves King Power Stadium as one of the most successful managers in the club’s history, having guided us to our long-awaited first FA Cup triumph of 2021, the FA Community Shield in the same year, two of the club’s top three Premier Leagues Placements and back-to-back European campaigns, including our first European semi-final in 2022.

“Assistant Manager Chris Davies and First Team Fitness Coach Glen Driscoll will also leave the club with thanks and best wishes for their future careers.

“Immediate responsibility for the men’s first-team training and match preparation will be led by the club’s long-time first-team coaches Adam Sadler and Mike Stowell.”


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