Brendan Rodgers steps down as Leicester manager after Foxes slipped into bottom three

The Foxes fell into the bottom three after Saturday’s last-gasp loss at Crystal Palace, which extended their winless streak to six games.

Rodgers, who recently celebrated four years in charge of King Power, managed two top-five finishes in the Premier League and the club’s first FA Cup success in 2021, but is leaving by mutual consent.

Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said in a statement: “The performances and results during the current season have been below our shared expectations.

“We believed that continuity and stability would be key to correcting our course, particularly given our previous achievements under Brendan.

“Unfortunately, the desired improvement has not occurred and with 10 games remaining in the season, the board is forced to take alternative measures to protect our Premier League status.

The loss at Crystal Palace was Rodgers' last match
The defeat at Crystal Palace was Rodgers’ last game (Steven Paston/PA)

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

Rodgers’ assistant Chris Davies and first-team fitness trainer Glen Driscoll also left.

First-team coaches Adam Sadler and Mike Stowell have been put in charge immediately, with the task of preparing the team for Tuesday’s decisive clash with Aston Villa.

Rodgers hasn’t had it easy this season as a lot of top players left in the summer and he was only able to bring in one outfield signing.

They started the campaign terribly, losing six of their first seven games, before regaining form.

Rodgers led Leicester to FA Cup glory
Rodgers led Leicester to FA Cup glory (Nick Potts/PA)

However, Rodgers leaves with the Foxes in serious relegation trouble.

“The team’s achievements under Brendan’s leadership speak for themselves – we have experienced some of our greatest football moments under his leadership and we will always be grateful to him and his staff for the heights they helped us reach on the pitch,” Srivaddhanaprabha added. .

“Off the pitch, Brendan embraced the club’s culture and helped cultivate an outstanding 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 assured.”


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