Arsenal target Rodgers inks new deal with the Foxes till 2025

Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has signed a contract extension with Leicester City that sees him tied to the club until 2025.

Rodgers who has managed the likes of Swansea, Liverpool and Celtic has been linked to the managerial job at Arsenal after Unai Emery was relieved of his duties last month.

Former Gunners’ fan favourite Freddie Ljungberg has since taken caretaker charge of the north London side while they continue their search for a permanent replacement.

That search, however, will continue without Rodgers on their shortlist of potential candidates which includes Ancelotti, Pochettino and Allegri, with the Foxes boss telling his club’s official website:

“When I made the decision to come to Leicester City, it was because I was excited about the direction the Club was taking and how I could apply my experience to the journey. I came here with a purpose to add something to that and to help the Club build for the future

Leicester’s chairman, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, opined that the resolve to tie Rodgers to a long term deal was an easy decision to make given their performance in league where they sit in second place behind Liverpool.

The club supremo said: “Brendan’s qualities as a coach are well-known and evident in the way he has sought to unlock the potential in every member of our exciting young squad.

“But just as important to us is the suitability of Brendan’s wider philosophy to the club’s established culture and values. He and his staff immersed themselves immediately, building an understanding for the club and the city and an appreciation for what makes them special.

“That has been a valuable combination over the last nine months – strengthening the bond between our players, staff and supporters – and I’m excited to see how it can continue to enhance our long-term vision for the club.”

Leicester will hope to continue their rich vein of form when they travel to Villa Park on Sunday to face Aston Villa who languish two places above relegation.