Leicester appoints Brendan Rodgers as manager
Leicester City has named Brendan Rodgers as its new manager, the club announced on Tuesday, just two days after firing Claude Puel.
Rodgers returned to management following his October 2015 departure from Liverpool by taking over at Scottish giants Celtic in the summer of 2016. He went on to win back-to-back league titles — to go with a pair of Scottish Cups and three Scottish League Cups — in his first two-plus seasons at the club, with a third straight triumph looking likely as they hold an eight-point lead with 11 games left to play.
According to reports out of the UK, Leicester could be forced to pay Celtic a fee of $10 million as compensation for Rodgers’ services.