RODGERS NAMED LEICESTER MANAGER

In Football 2019-02-27 13:34:24
RODGERS NAMED LEICESTER MANAGER
RODGERS NAMED LEICESTER MANAGER

Former Liverpool manager returns to the Premier League.

Brendan Rodgers has left his role as Celtic manager to become the new manager of Leicester City.

 

The former Liverpool manager was appointed on Tuesday after holding talks with the Foxes over the possibility of replacing the sacked Claude Puel.

 

The 46-year-old who was appointed as manager at Parkhead back in 2016 has had a successful spell at the Scottish club, winning every single domestic title including two Scottish League titles, three Scottish League Cups and two Scottish Cups to continue Celtic’s dominance.

 

But his performances in Europe has been somewhat unimpressive, they were knocked out of the Champions League in the third qualifying round by Greek side AEK Athens this season and only reached the group stages in Rodgers’ first two seasons in charge. They also suffered elimination from the Europa League last week at the hands of Spanish side Valencia in the round of 32.

 

Celtic who are currently top of the Scottish Premiership, are eight points clear of second place Rangers as they close in on an eight successive Scottish crown. After an unsuccessful  spell in England with The Reds, Brendan has gone on to build his reputation with the Scottish giants.

 

“Brendan has indicated that this is an opportunity he wishes to investigate further” said a statement credited to the club on monday.

 

As Celtic manager he has played 169 matches, won 118, drawn 25 and lost 26, leaving him with a win percentage of 69%.

 

Neil Lennon, former manager of the club has quickly been appointed as interim manager until the end of the season.

 

Rodgers joins Leicester 11th in the league with 35points after last night’s 2-1 win over Brighton, a game which he watched from the stands.

 

Brendan said  "Together, we'll be stronger and I'm looking forward to working with the players, staff and supporters to make the right steps forward" adding,  "I'll give my life to make the supporters proud of their club."

 

The former Swansea, Liverpool and now Celtic manager has signed a contract until June 2022.