Leicester City mutually part ways with Rodgers
The Leicester City manager leaves after a last-minute 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday left them in the relegation zone and staring at a drop to the Championship
Leicester City have parted ways with Brendan Rodgers by mutual consent after a run of six Premier League games without a win left them in the relegation zone.
A 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace in which City were second best throughout has proven to be the final straw for Rodgers, the club slipping to 18th with just 10 matches to go.
They have taken just one point from their last possible 18 and have the worst record in the division since the World Cup.
Rodgers has now left by mutual consent, the club announced in a statement on Sunday afternoon. Assistant manager Chris Davies and first-team fitness coach Glen Driscoll, who joined the club with Rodgers from Celtic, have also departed.
Rodgers’ position as Leicester head coach was judged to have become unsalvageable following the club’s 17th top-flight defeat of the season.
The 50-year-old oversaw 204 matches in charge of Leicester in all competitions and leaves having lead the club to a first-ever FA Cup title in 2021.
Leicester will now search for a suitable replacement to take charge until the end of the season with ten games left to salvage their Premier League future.
Leicester City Football Club has reached a mutual agreement with Brendan Rodgers that will see him leave the Club after four years as our Men’s First Team Manager
First-team coach Adam Sadler and goalkeeping coach Mike Stowell will take over the team with immediate effect ahead of the clash with Aston Villa on Tuesday.