Brendan Rodgers: Leicester City appoint former Celtic boss as manager

Brendan Rodgers has previously managed Celtic, Liverpool, Watford, Reading and Swansea

Brendan Rodgers has been appointed Leicester Metropolis’s new supervisor after leaving his job at Celtic.

The Northern Irishman has signed a contract till June 2022 and succeeds Claude Puel, who was sacked on Sunday after 16 months accountable.

It marks a Premier League return for Rodgers, who previously managed Liverpool and Swansea Metropolis.

“I’ll give my lifestyles to originate the supporters overjoyed with their club,” Rodgers acknowledged.

He watched from the stands because the Foxes beat Brighton 2-1 on Tuesday and spoke to the gamers within the altering room after the sport.

At the side of that he was “privileged and honoured” to exercise on the position, Rodgers acknowledged: “Collectively, we will be stronger and I am hopeful for working with the gamers, employees and supporters to originate the supreme steps forward.”

Neil Lennon replaces Rodgers at Celtic as period in-between supervisor till the end of the season.

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Historic Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester Metropolis and Celtic defender Kolo Toure moreover joins Leicester as a valuable-personnel coach, having labored as a member of Rodgers’ backroom employees at Celtic.

While at Liverpool, Rodgers practically won the Premier League title in 2013-14 sooner than he was sacked in October 2015.

He then took over at Celtic in Can even 2016 and won all seven home trophies on hand, most currently leading them to the Scottish League Cup in December.

All the way by his two and a half of years in Scotland, he moreover licensed twice for the Champions League personnel stage and broke the 100-year-old British unbeaten home file with a 69-sport unbeaten tear.

Rodgers has moreover managed Watford and Reading and was named the LMA Supervisor of the Year in 2014.

“I am completely satisfied to bring a supervisor of Brendan’s calibre to Leicester Metropolis,” acknowledged club vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha.

“I observe forward to seeing what he, our proficient, young squad and our dedicated, skilled personnel of employees can elevate out collectively.”

Rodgers will seemingly be Leicester’s fourth eternal supervisor in 23 months after Puel, Craig Shakespeare and 2015-16 Premier League-worthwhile supervisor Claudio Ranieri enjoy been all sacked.

Saturday’s 4-1 defeat by Crystal Palace supposed Leicester had lost four consecutive house Premier League games for the first time since January 2000.

They enjoy got conceded the first operate in 19 Premier League fits this season – better than any assorted aspect.

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