Leicester City sack Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has become the latest Premier League manager to be relived of his duties.

Leicester City confirmed on Sunday afternoon that Brendan Rodgers has been sacked by the club.

Assistant Manager Chris Davies and First Team Fitness Coach Glen Driscoll will also be leaving.

Long-serving First Team Coaches Adam Sadler and Mike Stowell will take over Rodgers’ duties for the time being.

Rodgers joined Leicester in 2019 and helped secure an FA Cup and regular European football. However, Leicester’s form has been poor this season and their latest 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace means they sit 18th in the league and just one point above 20th.

Leicester City Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said of the sacking: “The achievements of the team under Brendan’s management speak for themselves – we’ve experienced some of our finest footballing moments under his guidance and will always be grateful to him and his staff for the heights they helped us to reach on the pitch.

“Off the pitch, Brendan embraced the culture of the Club and helped cultivate an outstanding developmental 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 assured.

“However, performances and results during the current season have been below our shared expectations. It had been our belief that continuity and stability would be key to correcting our course, particularly given our previous achievements under Brendan’s management. Regrettably, the desired improvement has not been forthcoming and, with 10 games of the season remaining, the Board is compelled to take alternative action to protect our Premier League status.

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

Leicester are next in action this coming Tuesday, at home to Aston Villa.

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