Leicester City Football Club has announced the sacking of Brendan Rodgers as their manager, following a string of disappointing results that have seen the team drop into the relegation zone of the Premier League table.
The announcement came after the team’s 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday, which marked their fifth loss in six league matches.
Rodgers was appointed as Leicester City’s manager in February 2019, and enjoyed a successful tenure with the club, leading them to consecutive fifth-place finishes in the Premier League in his first two full seasons in charge. He also guided the team to their first-ever FA Cup triumph in 2021, beating Chelsea in the final.
However, this season has been a challenging one for the team, with a poor start to the campaign seeing them lose seven of their opening ten league matches.
While they did show signs of improvement with four wins from their next five games, they have struggled since the resumption of the league, with just seven points from their last 11 matches.
In a statement released by the club, Leicester City’s chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha expressed disappointment at the team’s performances and results this season, stating that they have been “below our shared expectations.”
While he acknowledged the previous achievements under Rodgers’ management, he explained that the board felt compelled to take action to protect the club’s Premier League status, with 10 games remaining in the season.
“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,” Srivaddhanaprabha added.
While Rodgers’ departure will undoubtedly be a blow for Leicester City, the club’s focus now will be on finding a new manager who can help turn their season around and secure their Premier League status for another year.
As for Rodgers, he leaves with the club’s gratitude for his significant achievements during his tenure and will no doubt be sought after by other clubs in the future.