Brendan Rodgers named Leicester manager after leaving Celtic to sign £6MILLION deal


BRENDAN RODGERS has vowed to “give his life” to Leicester City after being named as the new manager.

The 46-year-old left Celtic to sign a £6million deal with the Foxes after Claude Puel was sacked on Sunday.

Leicester confirmed the arrival of Brendan Rodgers on Twitter
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SunSport exclusively revealed that Rodgers was set to take charge after he was spotted having a guided tour of the King Power Stadium.

The former Liverpool manager has now signed a deal with the 2016 Premier League champions until June 2022.

He will be in attendance for tonight’s clash against Brighton, but will take charge of his first game against Watford on Sunday.

Leicester confirmed his appointment by posting a photograph of Rodgers with the caption: “#WelcomeBrendan.”

Brendan Rodgers is under contract with Leicester until June 2022
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Speaking on the club website, 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 the club.

“Together, we’ll be stronger and I’m looking forward working with the players, staff and supporters to make the right steps forward.”

Leicester Vice Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha added: “I’m absolutely delighted to bring a manager of Brendan’s calibre to Leicester City.

“I look forward to seeing what he, our talented, young, squad and our dedicated, skilled team of staff can achieve together.”

Former Celtic assistants Kolo Toure, Glen Driscoll and Chris Davies have also joined Leicester
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Brendan Rodgers will face Watford in his first game in charge of Leicester
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Brendan Rodgers alongside Vice Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha
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Leicester also confirmed three members of Rodgers’ backroom staff at Celtic will be joining him at the King Power.

Kolo Toure is now the first team coach, Chris Davies is the assistant manager and Glen Driscoll is the new fitness coach.

Rodgers won seven domestic trophies in two and a half seasons with Celtic.

And the Scottish giants have now confirmed that Neil Lennon will take over until the end of the season.

SunSport exclusively revealed that Brendan Rodgers was going to take charge at Leicester
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Claude Puel was sacked by Leicester after a poor run of results




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