Brendan Rodgers sacked by Leicester City


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The Leicester City manager leaves after a last-minute 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday left them in the relegation zone and staring at a drop to the Championship.

Leicester City have parted ways with Brendan Rodgers by mutual consent after a run of six Premier League games without a win left them in the relegation zone.

A 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace in which City were second best throughout has proven to be the final straw for Rodgers, the club slipping to 18th with just 10 matches to go. They have taken just one point from their last possible 18 and have the worst record in the division since the World Cup.

Rodgers has now left by mutual consent, the club announced in a statement on Sunday afternoon. Assistant manager Chris Davies and first-team fitness coach Glen Driscoll, who joined the club with Rodgers from Celtic, have also departed.

First-team coach Adam Sadler and goalkeeping coach Mike Stowell will take over the team with immediate effect ahead of the clash with Aston Villa on Tuesday.

The decision sees Rodgers’ time with City end after four years, the loss at Palace his 152nd Premier League game with the club, matching the record set by Martin O’Neill. He guided the club to back-to-back fifth-placed finishes, to their first-ever FA Cup triumph, and to a European semi-final before this season.

The current campaign has been a disaster for the club, and while they recovered briefly after a dreadful start, their run of good form in the autumn could not be sustained through the winter.

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