Leicester City announce Brendan Rodgers as their new manager

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Leicester City have confirmed Brendan Rodgers as their new manager after sacking Claude Puel on the weekend.

The Northern Irishman will be joined by backroom staff Chris Davies, Glen Driscoll and Kolo Toure.

Rodgers makes his first return to Premier League since leaving Liverpool in 2015, signing a contract until 2020 with the Foxes.

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Rodgers has spent the last two-and-a-half seasons in Scotland with Celtic, winning back-to-back trebles.

Upon his appointment, Rodgers said: “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.”

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"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 will have to pay around £6m in compensation to Celtic due to his arrival mid-season

Rodgers' first game as manager be an away trip to Watford, with Leicester in desperate need of an upturn in form.

The Foxes were beaten 4-1 at the King Power in their last game, with Puel leading the side to four consecutive defeats at home.

Neil Lennon has been named as Rodgers' interim successor at Celtic, with the Bhoys on the verge of their third-consecutive domestic treble.

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Rodgers' last game with the Scottish side was a 1-0 defeat away at Valencia in the Europa League, which confirmed their elimination from the competition.

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