Brendan Rogers sacked by Leicester City FC

Brendan Rodgers has been sacked by Leicester after the club dropped into the Premier League relegation zone following a late 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday, April 1.

The loss extended their winless run to seven matches, an alarming sequence that triggered crisis talks and the end of Rodgers’s four-year tenure.

The Foxes have only won one Premier League fixture in 2023, and are currently 19th in the table with 10 games remaining.

Announcing Rodgers’ sack, Leicester chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said;

“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.

“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 achievements of the team under Brendan’s management speak for themselves.

Brendan Rogers sacked by Leicester

“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.

“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.”

Assistant manager Chris Davies and first-team fitness coach Glen Driscoll have also been let go, according to a club statement. First-team coaches Adam Sadler and Mike Stowell will take charge in the short term, the club said. There has been no indication that a new managerial appointment is imminent.

Rodgers joined Leicester in February 2019 after a successful stint with Scottish side Celtic where he won the Premiership twice as well as two domestic trebles.

He guided Leicester to their first FA Cup triumph in 2021 when they beat Chelsea in the final as well as consecutive fifth-placed finishes between 2019-2021.

Brendan Rogers sacked by Leicester

Rodgers is the 11th manager to be sacked in the Premier League this season and the 12th managerial departure. The only teams in the bottom half who have not changed their managers are Nottingham Forest and West Ham United.

The Foxes will face five relegation rivals in their next 10 fixtures, with a trip to Manchester City also marking a crucial run to end the season. They host Aston Villa on Tuesday, April 4.

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