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Leicester City axe manager Brendan Rodgers after yesterday’s defeat at Crystal Palace

Leicester City have sacked their manager Brendan Rodgers following yesterday’s 2-1 defeat away at Crystal Palace that left them in bottom three on the Premier League log.

The loss was their fifth the last six matches, leaving them 19th on the table with 25 points after 28 games played.

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“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,” read part of a club statement.

Rodgers leaves the club after four years as one of the most success managers the club has ever had, having guided then to 2021 FA Cup triumph and the Community Shield in the same year.

He also led the club to two of their three highest Premier League finishes when they finished 5th in 2019/20 and 2020/21 that saw them feature in consecutive European campaigns, including a first European semi-final in 2022.

Out the door, he was followed by Assistant Manager Chris Davies and First Team Fitness Coach Glen Driscoll.

Speaking about the club’s decision, Leicester City Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: “The achievements of the team under Brendan’s management speak for themselves – 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.

Off the pitch, Brendan embraced the culture of the Club and helped cultivate an outstanding developmental 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.

However, 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.

Long time serving first team coaches Adam Sadler and Mike Stowell have been called upon to lead the team in the interim as Leicester battle against relegation.

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