Leicester confirm appointment of Rodgers as manager

Leicester confirm appointment of Rodgers as manager

Rodgers won seven out of the seven domestic trophies during his two-and-a-half year spell at Parkhead.

Heavy defeats by the likes of Barcelona (7-0) and Paris St Germain, who scored 12 goals in two games against the Hoops, sparked criticism of Rodgers' tactics, but the financial chasm between the Scottish league and the richest leagues in Europe is only going to widen in the near future.

"As projects, including the development of our new training ground and the proposed expansion of King Power Stadium continue 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".

Rodgers made a decision to abandon a successful ship at Celtic and moved back south of the border to join Leicester City in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

It is perhaps a sign of how far Scottish football has fallen in the eyes of many that Rodgers chose to swerve the opportunity for more silverware with Celtic in order to move south of the border and to take charge of a mid-table Premier League club.

The Swans won widespread plaudits for an impressive first season under Rodgers in the Premier League in 2011/12, where their stylish displays helped them to an 11th-placed finish.

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Neil Lennon is now leading them into the unknown and a blockbuster end to the season.

"I have given everything to Celtic as a player and manager already in my career and I am ready to do the same again".

Lennon was reinstated on Tuesday but his assistant, John Kennedy, had prepared the players and the team had skipper Scott Brown back from suspension, in for injured Ryan Christie, and Oliver Burke in for Edouard while Brandon and Marcus Godinho returned for the home side. I've got big shoes to fill but I'm delighted to be here.

The entire fallout in the wake of Rodgers' exit has yet to fully play out and all eyes will be on Tynecastle this evening to see what kind of response we'll see from Celtic on the pitch.

"When we appointed Brendan we knew we were bringing someone of the highest standard to Celtic".

'I don't want to be compared to Brendan. "He has been a tremendous ambassador for Celtic and I wish him every success for the future".

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