Brendan Rodgers

The Managers: Brendan Rodgers, 2019-present

Manager Brendan Rodgers joined the Club on Tuesday 26 February, 2019 after winning a double of 'trebles' with Celtic and is now contracted to Leicester City until June 2025.
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During his two-and-a-half-year spell in Glasgow, Rodgers’ side also embarked on a staggering 69-game unbeaten run – the longest stretch in 100 years of British football.

The Northern Irishman won every single domestic trophy he contested in Scotland, winning every cup tie his side participated in.

Following on from guiding Swansea City to becoming the first Welsh club to compete in the Premier League and establishing Liverpool as genuine title contenders, Rodgers holds a reputation as one of the game’s most respected and successful managers.

After Rodgers was named as manager, he brought with him Assistant Manager, Chris Davies; First Team Fitness Coach, Glen Driscoll; and First Team Coach, Kolo Touré, who all joined the Club’s established team of First Team staff.

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Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers

The Foxes put in some fine performances under Brendan Rodgers towards the end of the 2018/19 season.

Upon his arrival at King Power Stadium, he said: “I’m very privileged and honoured to be here as Leicester City manager and I’ll give my life to make the supporters proud of their club.

"Together, we’ll be stronger and I’m looking forward to working with the players, staff and supporters to make the right steps forward.”

His first game in charge of the Foxes resulted in a late 2-1 defeat by former club Watford at Vicarage Road, but City recovered well and went on to win their next four fixtures.

They first beat Fulham 3-1 at King Power Stadium, with Jamie Vardy scoring twice during Rodgers’ first win as Leicester manager, before a brilliant 2-1 triumph at Burnley followed, as Wes Morgan headed home in injury time, despite City playing the majority of the game with 10 men.

A 2-0 win against AFC Bournemouth and a convincing 4-1 victory at Huddersfield Town followed, before City beat Arsenal 3-0 and drew 0-0 with Chelsea during their final five fixtures of the season.

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Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers

The Northern Irishman will take charge of his first full season as Leicester City manager in 2019/20.

During the summer, the Northern Irishman completed the signings of James Justin, from Luton Town, Newcastle United's Ayoze Pérez, AS Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans and Sampdoria's Dennis Praet.

On 6 December, 2019, meanwhile, Rodgers signed a new contact at the Club until June 2025 and, in his first full season, he sealed a fifth-placed finish and European qualification for the Foxes in July 2020, after the campaign was elongated due to COVID-19.

City would go on to reach the UEFA Europa League's Round of 16 stage in 2020/21 alongside challenging in the upper regions of the Premier League once more. On 21 March, 2021, Rodgers managed his 100th game in charge as Leicester beat Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup.

That 3-1 success over the Red Devils ensured the Club's first semi-final appearance since 1982 and also a 53 per cent win rate for Rodgers after a century of games - which was, at the time, the best-ever ratio for a full-time Leicester City manager.

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