- Leicester City head to Villa Park to face Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday (2pm kick-off)
- Sunday's encounter will be the first time the two sides have faced each other since 2016
- Brendan Rodgers discussed the development of his side since his appointment in February
- The Foxes manager also praised in-form striker Jamie Vardy, the Premier League's top goalscorer
Speaking just minutes after it was announced that he had signed a five-and-a-half-year contract at the Club, Rodgers elaborated on the excitement he feels about Leicester's future.
"Well, it’s something we’ve been speaking about for a few weeks, so I’m delighted to commit the next five-and-a-half years to here," he told the national media on Friday.
"It’s been absolutely brilliant since I’ve come in. I’m so happy with the work with the players. Individually with them and as a team, it’s been amazing, and, of course, the Club as a whole.
"The key thing for me was the potential here at Leicester City, there’s so much scope and so much room to develop the Football Club.
Rodgers: There’s So Much Scope To Develop The Club
Manager Brendan Rodgers spoke to the national media on Friday after he signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract at King Power Stadium.
"Like we’ve tried to do since we’ve come in: we've identified a style of play that improves players and gets results.
"Also, with the excitement of moving to a new training facility and the growth of the stadium, let's see if we can really establish ourselves up at the top of the table over the next coming years."
Jamie Vardy, meanwhile, has scored on his last seven Premier League outings for the Foxes, attracting comparisons to his Herculean 11-goal run in the 2015/16 season.
"The credit’s all his," Rodgers continued on Friday. "Firstly, he has the talent. He’s an incredible talent, he has all the attributes.
"My teams have always looked for that profile of striker; dynamic, fast, hard-working. So, in all my teams throughout my days, that’s the profile of player I like.
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"Coming into here, I had one of the best in Europe and it was just a case of giving him that confidence to show that. Sometimes players get into their early 30s and they can be written off.
"For me, you can see his energy, you see his legs, you see his speed. Then, it’s just a case of him fitting into how we wanted to work, which I felt would be fairly easy.
"He wants to work, he wants to run in behind, he wants to press, so how I like my team to play, he’s a natural fit for that.
"The huge praise goes to him to take on board what we wanted and then to have that consistency and the hunger and that’s been very impressive."
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