Rodgers Outlines Challenges For Leicester Tenure

Rodgers Outlines Challenges For Leicester Tenure

Brendan Rodgers says he’ll be expected to challenge for a European place and a trophy after taking over as Leicester City boss.

The former Celtic manager takes control with Leicester 10th in the Premier League ahead of Sunday’s trip to his former club Watford.

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It is understood that Rodgers’ appointment has already been welcomed by the Foxes squad, with the 46-year-old lifting the mood at their Belvoir Drive training ground.

The players have been receptive to some of his early changes, including giving them a monthly training schedule, instead of the weekly plan under predecessor Claude Puel.

“The expectancy is to challenge for a European place and challenge for a trophy,” Rodgers told the media on Friday.

“What Leicester achieved was an incredible story, it’s one of the most incredible sporting stories. That will always be difficult to repeat.

“After a couple of years of instability and sitting mid-table, their objective is to move up. I don’t want to put any pressure on the players. We just have to do our very best. “For the remainder of the season we will look to do that.”

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