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Leicester City part ways with Brendan Rodgers after four years

Leicester City have announced they have parted company with manager Brendan Rodgers.

The Foxes are 19th in the Premier League after 28 games, and Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace proved to be the final straw.

It was their 17th defeat of the season and a full-blown relegation battle is on the cards.

The last of Leicester’s seven league victories came on February 11.

They lost five of the six league games which followed and were dumped out of the FA Cup by Blackburn Rovers in the fifth round.

Leicester were eighth last term, narrowing missing out on the Europa Conference League by four points.

They finished fifth in the previous two campaigns and reached the semi-final of the Europa League last season.

Rodgers guided them to an FA Cup triumph in 2021, and the Foxes also won the Community Shield a few months later.

However, past achievements count for nothing in football, especially when the top-flight status is under huge threat.

Rodgers left Celtic mid-season to join Leicester in February 2019 as Claude Puel’s replacement.

He will go down in history as one of the club’s best managers of all time after his huge achievements.

Assistant manager Chris Davies and first-team fitness coach Glen Driscoll have also left the King Power Stadium club.

First-team coaches Adam Sadler and Mike Stowell have been put in caretaker charge.

They will oversee Tuesday’s home game against Aston Villa and the club’s board will look to make a decision on a permanent appointment very soon.

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