Former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers leaves Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers has left Leicester City by mutual consent. The former Celtic manager swapped the managerial hot seat in Glasgow’s East End for the King Power stadium but his time at the club has come to an end.

Yesterday’s defeat to Crystal Palace sees Leicester City second bottom in the Premier League with ten games to go. The Irishman has had to contend with challenges from the stands about his managerial decisions meaning that it was inevitable that there would be a parting of the ways.

The season began, much like the 2018-19 season, with Rodgers complaining about transfer inactivity. Rodgers wanted to capitalise upon his successes with The Foxes but budget constraints were apparent.

Rodgers was at the Celtic helm for two and a half years. The ex-Liverpool manager won seven trophies in a row, an Invincible Treble, a 69-game unbeaten run and numerous other successes before being replaced by Neil Lennon when he left for Leicester in February 2019. Supporters will likely recognise how impressive Rodgers’ time at the club was Many people realised that there were issues at a boardroom level that led to his departure, which was emphasised by the off-field mess of the 2020/21 season.

The manager has proven his worth as a coach but he also has a petulant side. There are patterns between his exit from Liverpool, Celtic and his current period with Leicester. Rodgers had enjoyed success with Leicester, finishing fifth twice and winning an FA Cup; however, he will likely be unable to match the intensity of the Celtic job wherever he goes.

It will be interesting to see whether someone like Spurs make a move for Rodgers now that he is unattached. Rodgers will almost certainly be back in the English game, likely very soon.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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