Brendan Rodgers has been sacked by Leicester after losing to Crystal Palace
Saturday’s 2-1 defeat saw Foxes drop into the Premier League relegation zone
Leicester have just ten matches left to salvage their English top-flight status
Brendan Rodgers has left Leicester with the club in grave danger of being relegated from the Premier League.
Rodgers departed on Sunday following Saturday’s dire display at Crystal Palace, which saw Leicester slip into the bottom three with 10 games remaining and the club announced the following day a ‘mutual agreement’ had been reached with the 50-year-old, who had been in charge since February 2019.
The former Liverpool and Celtic boss leaves with coaches Chris Davies and Glen Driscoll, meaning goalkeeping coach Mike Stowell and first-team coach Adam Sadler will be in charge for Tuesday’s clash with Aston Villa at King Power Stadium.
Leicester 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.’