Leicester City have confirmed the appointment of former Liverpool handler, Brendan Rodgers as their new manager on a deal until June 2022.
With the appointment, the Northern Irish tactician becomes the coach of Super Eagles duo, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho.
Rodgers will be at King Power Stadium for Tuesday night’s Premier League visit of Brighton & Hove Albion. He will take charge of the squad for the first time ahead of Sunday’s trip to Watford.
Joining the Club’s established team of First Team staff will be Assistant Manager, Chris Davies; First Team Fitness Coach, Glen Driscoll; and First Team Coach, Kolo Touré.
Rodgers joins the Foxes after two and a half seasons with Scottish champions Celtic, during which time he guided the Parkhead club to an impressive seven domestic trophies – including two Scottish Premiership titles.
The 46-year-old arrives at King Power Stadium with an impressive reputation on both sides of the border, having also taken charge of Liverpool, Swansea City, Reading and Watford during his managerial career.
New Leicester City First Team Manager Rodgers says: “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.
“Together, we’ll be stronger and I’m looking forward to working with the players, staff and supporters to make the right steps forward.”
Leicester City Vice Chairman, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, says: “I’m absolutely delighted to bring a manager of Brendan’s calibre to Leicester City and I look forward to seeing what he, our talented, young squad and our dedicated, skilled team of staff can achieve together.
“As projects, including the development of our new training ground and the proposed expansion of King Power Stadium continues to take shape, and as a young squad of great potential begins to mature, Brendan and his colleagues arrive at an exciting time for Leicester City. We’re continuing to grow as a Club and I am anticipating that Brendan’s coaching methods, knowledge and experience can enhance our journey.”
Rodgers brings with him a wealth of experience at the top level, having taken charge of well over 150 Premier League matches during his time with both Swansea City and Liverpool, as well as numerous European campaigns.