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Rodgers announced as new Leicester City Manager

Written by on 26th February 2019

 Erin Maguire

Brendan Rodgers has been appointed first team manager at Leicester City FC.

The Northern Irishman leaves Celtic Football Club where he won seven consecutive domestic trophies over two and a half seasons and became the first to win a double treble. 

Photo from Leicester City FC.

Rodgers has signed a contract which will see him remain at the Premier League side until June 2022.

Leicester City announced the appointment on Twitter with a video of their new manager.

Rodgers said: “Hopefully with my experiences, and the talent of the players in our squad, we can be successful together.”

In a statement from Celtic FC, chief executive Peter Lawwell said: “Brendan is a football manager of the highest quality and we are very disappointed to see him leave the Club.”

“This is an opportunity he wished to pursue and that is something we have to respect.”

Celtic have announced that former player and first team manager Neil Lennon will take over at Parkhead until the end of the season.

Lennon won three league titles and two Scottish Cup in his time as manager, as well as leading Celtic to the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League. 

In an exclusive interview with Celtic TV, Neil Lennon said: “I feel a wide range of emotions, and the first one is obviously pride.

“I’ve got the privilege of doing this job again, and I’ve obviously got a huge amount of gratitude for the club taking a leap of faith in me once more.

“It’s difficult circumstances. There’s a chasm to fill with Brendan leaving. He’s done a remarkable job, but I’m here for the club.

“The club comes first as do the players. I want to bring as much success during my time here as I possibly can.”

There have been mixed reactions on social media about Rogers’ departure, with many sad to see the former manager go.

Brendan Rodgers will watch his new side take on Brighton & Hove Albion at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night, before his first match in the dugout on Sunday away to Watford.

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