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Rodgers Is Ndidi, Iheanacho’s New Coach At Leicester City

Rodgers Is Ndidi, Iheanacho’s New Coach At Leicester City

Super Eagles pair of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho will work under former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers who has been appointed the new boss of Leicester City following the sacking of Claude Puel, reports Completesports.com.

Rodgers left his job at Scottish side, Celtic to replace Claude Puel who was sacked last Sunday after 16 months in charge.

He becomes the third manager to coach the pair of Ndidi and Iheanacho at the club after Craig Shakespeare and Puel and the fourth permanent manager in 23 months.

The former Liverpool and Swansea manager signed a contract until June 2022.

“I’m very privileged and honoured to be here as Leicester City manager,” Rodgers told the club’s official website.

Former Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Celtic defender Kolo Toure also joins Leicester as a first-team coach, having worked as a member of Rodgers’ backroom staff at Celtic.

Rodgers will be Leicester’s fourth permanent manager in 23 months after Puel, Craig Shakespeare and 2015-16 Premier League-winning manager Claudio Ranieri were all sacked.

The Foxes are 12th in the Premier League having lost five of their past six league games and host Brighton Tuesday (later tonight).

Saturday’s 4-1 defeat by Crystal Palace meant Leicester have lost four consecutive home Premier League games for the first time since January 2000.

They have conceded the first goal in 19 Premier League matches this season – more than any other side.

By Johnny Edward

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  • Edoman of NewJersey,USA 5 years ago

    Paul was no good. The way he treated Musa was despicable. Allah was with Musa in the end when one judged how our Musa exerted himself today.

  • I have a funny feeling that Iheanacho will thrive under Brendan Rodgers.

  • Jones 5 years ago

    Your optimism towards kele is amazing

  • Pompei 5 years ago

    Iheanacho’s experience under Puel illustrates how crucial confidence is to a player. Puel all but destroyed Iheanacho’s confidence, with his negative tactics. Is this not the same Iheanacho that was banging in goals with reckless abandon for Man City and the SE not too long ago? Perhaps, Puel is to blame, perhaps Iheanacho himself let the ball drop somehow. We definitely need the old Iheanacho back, a deadly striker he is when he is in full flight. Hopefully, Rodgers can get the best out of him going forward.

  • David 5 years ago

    Guys I like your positive position on kelechi moving forward, we need h ik m go decide which position he need develop on permanentKY, is it center forward or midfield atacker. And he should be allowed to own the pack in our 2 up coming matches in the super eagle

  • Greenturf 5 years ago

    Normally a new coach is a breath of fresh air especially to a team facing difficulties.
    A lot of factors could be responsible for a team of quality professionals underperforming,it could be the tactics of the former coach or difficulties managing the players which can lead to pandemonium in the dressing room in this case results are hard to find.
    Let’s talk about the tactics as it can influence the performances of certain players and some ineffectual.The likes of Ndidi,Vardy and a few others may have benefited prominently from Puels playing style and others like our own Iheanacho may have struggled because of unsuitability for a job orchestrated by Claude Puel.Lately that tactics is failing the team and results has been disappointing leading to the sack of the manager and a new one appointed in the persons of Rogers who will bring a new philosophy to the team and certain players may or may not fit in so we should expect changes both in personal and tactics and can only wait and see if it brings positive changes to the team and Iheanacho.

  • Brendan Rogers policy, first teamers first:

    Sutton asked the Northern Irishman about his philosophy at Celtic and Rodgers revealed one of the biggest changes he made from the Ronny Delia era was a change in lifestyle.

    “The obligation for youth academies is two-fold: to get players into the first team; to make sure they are good enough,” Rodgers said.

    “I never give a freebie. If I have a senior player who is working his socks off for me and he is not playing, I won’t throw his place out just to give a place to a young guy who has done ok in one game They have to earn it.

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