Brendan Rodgers is on the verge of being ousted as Leicester manager but it could cost Leicester over £10 million to let him go.
Rodgers has conceded that he is doubtful if he will still be in command at the King Power following the international break after accumulating only one point in seven games and suffering six successive defeats.
The 6-2 loss at Tottenham, following a 5-2 drubbing at Brighton in their last match, is likely to be Rodgers’ last game in charge. However, the Foxes manager has nearly three years remaining on his £200,000 per week deal, which expires in 2025.
And his severance pay might reach eight figures if chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha decides to pull the plug before to Leicester’s October 3 match against East Midlands rival. Nottingham Forest.
Rodgers has always had a friendly relationship with the King Power owners, and he said, “I will always accept whatever decision they make.” The owners will take whatever action they see necessary.
“I’m not an idiot, I know football, and the last six games are not exactly riveting reading. But I am confident the team can continue to advance and climb the standings. I report to work every day and perform my duties, but you must win games. I am aware of the annoyances of supporters, and I cannot hide from it. It is my obligation.”
Thomas Frank, the highly regarded head coach of Brentford, and Sean Dyche, who was fired by Burnley five months ago after a decade of miracles on a shoestring at Turf Moor, would be prominent on Leicester’s shortlist if they decide to replace Brendan Rodgers.
Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie Redknapp feels that Leicester will soon split ways with Rodgers. “This result is not the only factor,” he told Sky Sports. “It has been difficult for him. He was not backed up against the window. There are aspects that must be considered, but when I hear him talk, he seemed resigned to change.
“Leicester fired Claudio Ranieri six months after winning the title, and I have a hunch something may go wrong there. Even if they change it, I have no doubt that he will be successful somewhere.”
Leicester midfielder James Maddison defended Rodgers after Saturday’s defeat. He stated, “It’s a group effort, not the manager’s fault.
Rodgers was named as the manager of Leicester in February 2019 and has achieved significant success. He led them to back-to-back fifth-place Premier League finishes, narrowly missing out on Champions League football both times, and won the FA Cup and Community Shield.