Leicester releases Rodgers, Ndidi awaits fate

Edwin  - CEO April 2, 2023
Updated 2023/04/02 at 2:39 PM
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LCFC Statement - Brendan Rodgers

Ndidi, Iheanacho, and others await the chopper at the end of the season



By Ed Emeanua


The long awaited purge at struggling Premier League side Leicester City FC began today with the club’s release of Manager Brendan Rodgers by “mutual agreement,” as Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and other stars of the outfit await their fate.


Assistant Manager Chris Davies and First Team Fitness Coach Glen Driscoll are also affected by the purge, with the Club wishing all the affected former staffers the best in their future careers.


Interestingly, it was Rodgers who advised the Club to put on hold talks with players whose contracts are up for renegotiation until the Club’s relegation battle is determined and not to sign certain players should Leicester City FC fail to maintain its Premiership status at the end of the season.



Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and attacker Kelechi Iheanacho are among other Leicester Stars in Rodgers’ list to the Club that should be sacked should the side be relegated.


Below is the detailed press communication on Rodgers’ release by the Leicester FC.


LCFC Statement – Brendan Rodgers


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.”

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