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Brendan Rodgers stormed out of Leicester’s media gatherings after ‘disgraceful question’

Brendan Rodgers stormed out of Leicester’s media gatherings after ‘disgraceful question’

Brendan Rodgers stormed out of a post-match media briefing following Leicester City’s 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace after he was questioned about his wages, according to the Telegraph.

The Foxes were held to a frustrating goalless draw at the King Power Stadium courtesy of Patrick Vieira’s dogged defence and Leicester’s profligacy in front of goal.

Rodgers, whose future continues to hang in the balance, needed a win. However, despite his team’s superiority in terms of shots on target, the Foxes could not find the back of the net.

After Saturday’s clash with Palace, Rodgers gathered with reporters to preview Thursday’s meeting with Leeds United.

However, an interviewer’s line of questioning irked the Leicester manager after he was asked about his compensation package.

Rodgers’ contract with the Foxes has reportedly made it too expensive for the club to part ways with him.

When asked about it, the former Celtic manager said: “I have read on the news what I am supposed to be on, and I know for sure that is a total fabrication.”

Rodgers was pressed further on what aspect of the rumour was a fabrication, as some people suggest it would cost Leicester a massive £10 million if they wanted to sack him.

The Leicester boss was left fuming at the question and labelled it a ‘disgraceful question’ before ending the gathering and storming away. 

“It’s nowhere near,” he added. “I actually think it is a disrespectful question, very disrespectful. I never asked you how much money you are on or whether there is any blockage in your role from your owners.

“I don’t think you need to worry about my wages. If there is a stumbling block in anything, you need to ask the owners that. It’s a disgraceful question.”

With every matchday that passes, Rodgers is under more pressure to secure maximum points. 

The Foxes are second from bottom on the Premier League table, level on points with Nottingham Forest but ahead of them on goal difference.

Saturday’s draw with Palace culminated Leicester’s worst points return after ten games in the English top-flight since 1983/84. 

Every game for Leicester is a must-win, but Thursday’s encounter with Leeds takes on growing significance, not just for the team’s confidence but for a manager whose position looks increasingly under threat.

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