Brendan Rodgers privileged to take Leicester reins


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Brendan Rodgers is delighted to have made the move back to the Premier League to take charge of Leicester City after deciding to leave Celtic.

Rodgers spent two and a half years in charge of the Glasgow giants and landed two Premiership titles, two Scottish FA Cups and three League Cups during his time at the helm.

The 46-year-old may well have been on course to complete a ‘treble-treble’ with Celtic this season as he left with the Parkhead club eight points clear at the top of the table and through to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.

Instead, Rodgers opted to make the switch to the Foxes after Claude Puel’s dismissal over the weekend and he was in the stands as they claimed a 2-1 win over Brighton on Tuesday.

“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,” he said after his appointment was confirmed, as reported by the club website.

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

Rodgers has previously managed Liverpool and Swansea in the Premier League and will oversee his first match in charge of Leicester at Watford on Sunday.

The Northern Irishman began his managerial career at Vicarage Road when the Hornets were in the Championship in the 2008/09 season.

Leicester are 3.00 to win at Watford, while a 2-1 win for the Foxes is 10.00.

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