New Foxes boss to vows to move Club forward

Brendan Rodgers, the former Celtic, Liverpool and Swansea manager has been named as the new boss at Leicester City.

Rodgers takes over from Claude Puel, who was sacked at the weekend.

He has signed a three-year deal, and brings with him assistant manager, Chris Davies; first team fitness coach, Glen Driscoll; and first team coach, Kolo Touré.

Rodgers joins the Foxes after two and a half seasons with Scottish champions Celtic, during which time he guided the Parkhead club to seven domestic trophies – including two Scottish Premiership titles.

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.”

Leicester City vice chairman, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to bring a manager of Brendan’s calibre to Leicester City and I look forward to seeing what he, our talented, young squad and our dedicated, skilled team of staff can achieve together.

“As projects, including the development of our new training ground and the proposed expansion of King Power Stadium continue to take shape, and as a young squad of great potential begins to mature, Brendan and his colleagues arrive at an exciting time for Leicester City. We’re continuing to grow as a Club and I am anticipating that Brendan’s coaching methods, knowledge and experience can enhance our journey.”

Rodgers was at the King Power last night to see the Foxes’ 2-1 win over Brighton.

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