Brendan Rodgers has publicly spoken for the first time since being sacked by Leicester City.
50-year-old Brendan Rodgers was sacked from Leicester the day after a dramatic 2-1 defeat away to Crystal Palace. It was in this match that Leicester conceded in the 94th minute leaving them second bottom of the table and without a win from their last six league games.
Rodgers had been in charge at the King Power Stadium for more than four years. He achieved back-to-back fifth-place finishes and memorably winning the FA Cup be beating Chelsea at Wembley in 2021.
Reflecting on his time at the club, Rodgers said a lenghty statement via the League Managers Association. He said, :I am obviously dissapointed to depart so close to the end of the season. I had every confidence that we would have delivered the results needed to preserve the club’s Premier League status”.
“I would like to wish everybody at the club the very best of luck as they seek to continue to deliver on this objective. There is a strong infrastructure and environment in place that puts the club on a strong footing to move forward. A world-class training facility, a passionate and unswerving fan base, a group of great players full of ability and character and special owners”.
“I would like to thank the Leicester City Chairman Mr Srivaddhanaprabha and all of the board for giving me the opportunity to manage Leicester City and make history over the past four years. We forged a special relationship and I will always have the utmost respect and affection for them”.
“The players, my staff and I gave it our all every single day. I will always be proud of what we were able to achieve together. Winning against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in 2021, toe deliver a first FA Cup for the club and its supporters, together with securing European qualification in consecutive seasons are moments I will never forget.”
“Everything we achieved was with the superb support of the Leicester fans. I thank them for that. It has been a priviledge to be your manager”.
“I am now looking forward to having a chance to reflect and recharge and get ready for the next opportunity”.
Brendan Rodger’s impact at the King Power Stadium will be remembered by star players such as James Maddison. The player tweeted, “thank you gaffer. A top manager and even more importantly a brilliant and caring man. Your impact on my career and lide outside of football is something I’ll be grateful for forever. Goodluck with whatever is next”.