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Brendan Rodgers sacked after Leicester City defeat to Crystal

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Brendan Rodgers has previously managed Watford, Reading, Swansea, Liverpool and Celtic
Brendan Rodgers has previously managed Watford, Reading, Swansea, Liverpool and Celtic

Leicester City have sacked manager Brendan Rodgers after Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace with the club saying “alternative action” was needed to stay in the Premier League.

Their fifth league defeat in six games dropped them into the relegation zone.

Rodgers, appointed in February 2019, won Leicester’s first FA Cup in 2021.

But chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said performances and results this season have been “below our shared expectations”.

In a statement, he added: “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.”

There have now been 12 managerial departures in the Premier League this season.

Of the current bottom nine teams in the league, only West Ham and Nottingham Forest have not changed their manager this season.

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