Brendan Rodgers has been dismissed by Leicester after spending four years as their manager. Leicester were in a European semi-final less than a year ago
Leicester City have fired Brendan Rodgers, the club’s manager, following a series of poor performances culminating in a defeat to Crystal Palace. Leicester’s poor run of form has increased concerns about the team’s potential for relegation from the Premier League.
Leicester have had a tough season, with 17 losses in 28 games so far. Rodgers has been rumored to leave at different points throughout the year, but it seems that their last-minute 2-1 defeat to fellow relegation contenders Crystal Palace was the tipping point.
Rodgers results were far below expectations of the club!
With 10 games left to play in the Premier League, Leicester City are currently in 19th place and have won only one match so far in 2023. It is worth reminding that Leicester failed to invest heavily in the squad despite losing some starting players like Fofana and Schemeichel.
According to a statement from the club, assistant manager Chris Davies and first team fitness coach Glen Driscoll have also been dismissed. The statement further revealed that first team coaches Adam Sadler and Mike Stowell will take temporary charge of the team. However, there is currently no indication as to when a new manager will be appointed.
“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,” chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said.
Under Rodgers’ leadership, Leicester achieved notable successes such as winning the FA Cup in 2021 and finishing fifth in the Premier League in two consecutive seasons.
The team also made it to the semi-finals of the Europa Conference League last year, narrowly missing out on a spot in the final after losing to Roma.
In their upcoming 10 matches, Leicester will play against five teams struggling to avoid relegation, and a game against Manchester City will mark the end of the season’s crucial run. Their next match is at home against Aston Villa on Tuesday.