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Top six favourites to become new Leicester manager with Brendan Rodgers sacked

The top six favourites to become new Leicester City manager has been revealed with Brendan Rodgers sacked after defeat at Crystal Palace.

After four years of Rodgers’ leadership, the Foxes are now looking for a new manager, with a fifth defeat in six Premier League games seeng his side fall into the relegation zone.

Rodgers was appointed in February 2019, and led the club’s first FA Cup victory in 2021.

Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha stated that “performances” and “results” for this season were “below our shared expectations”.

His final game as manager was against Crystal Palace, a 2-1 defeat. He also had a record of 92 wins in his 204 matches.


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.

Brendan departs King Power Stadium as one of the most successful managers in the Club’s history, having guided us to our long-awaited first FA Cup triumph in 2021, the FA Community Shield in the same year, two of the Club’s three highest Premier League finishes and consecutive European campaigns, including our first European semi-final in 2022.

Assistant Manager Chris Davies and First Team Fitness Coach Glen Driscoll will also be leaving with the Club’s thanks and best wishes for their future careers.

Immediate responsibility for Men’s First Team training and match preparation will be led by the Club’s long-serving First Team Coaches Adam Sadler and Mike Stowell.

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.

“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.”

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers, speaking to Match of the Day: “Football can be harsh. We didn’t think we deserved that [to lose] at all. First half we had to defend well, we didn’t keep the ball well at all. Defensively we were strong and the back four and goalkeeper were excellent.

“We started the second half really well. Ricardo [Pereira] scored a brilliant goal and we were deserving of that.

“In order to have the ball it’s a mentality, we were able to do that and it went well for us. We’re disappointed with the free-kick, it ends up being the goal they scored from.

“We had good rhythm in the first 15 minutes of the second half but then failed to play and get that rhythm back again. It looked like it was going to be a point and you’ll take the point so to concede the goal is disappointing.

“I just feel really disappointed for them because they didn’t deserve to lose the game. That’s football, you’ve got to concentrate right the way through the game, you’ve got to be strong and resolute. If you can’t win the game then don’t lose it. That last thirty seconds we’ve just got to do the basics well. If you do that then you get the result.”

On the relegation battle: “It is so tight. Now we’ve got to use the pain of today and look to our next game. It’s a sore one, it’s a painful one, especially when you don’t feel you deserved that at all. Now we’ve got to get our mentality right, two very important home games now.”


Sky Bet – Sun 2 Apr – 3pm
Rafa Benitez – 5/1
Michael Carrick – 8/1
Graham Potter – 10/1
Steven Gerrard – 10/1
Vincent Kompany – 10/1
André Villas-Boas – 12/1

Sky Bet – Sun 2 Apr – 5pm
Rafa Benitez – 7/2
Ange Postecoglou – 6/1
Graham Potter – 7/1
Michael Carrick – 8/1
Steven Gerrard – 8/1
Thomas Frank – 10/1

Sky Bet – Sun 2 Apr – 9pm
Graham Potter – 1/1
Rafa Benitez – 5/1
Ange Postecoglou – 12/1
Nigel Pearson – 12/1
Ralph Hassenhutl – 12/1
Steven Gerrard – 12/1

Sky Bet – Tue 4 Apr – 4pm
Rafa Benitez – 5/2
Graham Potter – 11/4
Ange Postecoglou – 9/1
Ralph Hassenhutl – 9/1
Jon Dahl Thomason – 12/1
Nigel Pearson – 12/1

This is what fans said as the top six favourites to become new Leicester manager is revealed with Brendan Rodgers sacked…

@SweeneySean_: Rodgers has gone. So not excuses to not have the best atmosphere we’ve seen/heard since the Champions League. #LCFC 🦊

@WattsAWR: We were 100% relegated with him, at least we are giving ourselves a chance to see what happens without him. Had to go, reputation completely tarnished by not being sacked sooner. Should’ve gone ages ago. #lcfc

@Blue_Fox1884: Praise the lord! Months too late but at least it gives us a fighting chance #lcfc

@Ryanlcfc2: Long time coming for Rodgers, should’ve gone after thrashings at Brighton and Spurs earlier on in the season. Hopefully this can lift pressure of the players a bit, they need to stand up and counted. No more excuses now. #LCFC

@richhollis14: The right decision but it’s definitely come a bit too late for my liking. He was great for the first 2.5 years but has been woeful since. One way of playing, no plan B, always in it for himself. Hopefully this gives us half a chance of staying up now. #lcfc

@THENUNEATONFOX: Brendan Rodgers sacked by #LCFC. To be honest, he should have gone the other when Dyche was still an option. I mean thanks for the fa cup and the top 5 finishes but something had to happen and this is correct. Our next appointment may be made asap.

@benwinno: I think Rodgers leaving is the right decision by the club, but what I will say is that over the last 4 years, 3 of those he’s been a very good manager for us, thank you for that. But now it’s about saving the club from going down #LCFC

@Chizzet: Far too late for #LCFC to stay up now, this should have happened months ago. Only positive is that we might get to witness the joyful chaos that would be Faes and Soyunchu in the same team before Cags leaves at the end of the season. RIP opposition strikers if it happens.

@kriswarden: Its still too late, and we’re still destined for championship football next season, but at least the cancers been cut out #LCFC

@rbadiani: New manager needs to come in and unleash Vardy and Maddison! Non of this defensive negative football #LCFC

@rudfoxes0205: Finally the board have acted and I am relieved & delighted & now whoever takes the reigns let’s reignite the Foxes never quit mentality till the end of the season & get safe. Brendan lost his way massively but thanks for the memories, FA Cup & Charity Shield #LCFC @BBCRLSport

@spaceofandy: #LCFC decent club but poorly run. Never pushed on after winning the league, lack investment, getting rid of Rodgers won’t help medium to long term. They may get a short ‘bounce’ but expect them to continue to struggle in the bottom 6 or so.

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