Former English Premier League champions Leicester City FC have announced the appointment of Brendan Rodgers as its new First Team Manager.
46 year old Brendan Rogers has signed a deal with the Foxes until June 2022. He will take charge of the squad for the first time ahead of Sunday’s trip to Watford.
Joining the Club’s established team of First Team staff will be 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 Glasgow, during which time he guided the Parkhead club to an impressive seven domestic trophies – including two Scottish Premiership titles.
The Northern Irishman arrives at King Power Stadium with an impressive reputation on both sides of the border, having also taken charge of Liverpool FC, Swansea City, FC Reading and Watford during his managerial career.
New Leicester City First Team Manager Brendan Rodgers 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 brings with him a wealth of experience at the top level, having taken charge of well over 150 Premier League matches during his time with both Swansea City and Liverpool, as well as numerous European campaigns.