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Brendan Rodgers Has Been Confirmed As The New Leicester City Manager

Brendan Rodgers Has Been Confirmed As The New Leicester City Manager

Brendan Rodgers will succeed Claude Puel as Leicester City manager, the club have confirmed.

SPORTbible reported earlier today that the former Liverpool head coach would be appointed as the new Foxes boss.

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Now, the Premier League side have made the announcement official, with the 46-year-old manager leaving Celtic after a three-year stint at Celtic Park.

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Following on from the announcement, Rodgers thanked his former club for the opportunity to manage them for the last three season.

"It has been a real honour to serve the Club and its supporters across the past three seasons," he said.

"I have been a Celtic supporter all my life and the reason I came to Glasgow was to work for the Club I had such love and affection for.

"From the moment I walked into Celtic Park I have been living my dream and, together with the players, staff and supporters, we have been on an amazing journey, which I will never forget.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"To be welcomed in the way I was on my first day at Celtic Park is something I will always treasure. From that day I have given my all to the role of Celtic manager.

"I would like to sincerely thank the Board at Celtic for giving me the opportunity to manage Celtic in the first place and for the support they have given me throughout my time as manager.

"It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Peter, Ian, Dermot and the rest of the Celtic Board, and together we have done everything we could to bring success to our supporters.

"I want to make a special mention to the Celtic players. They were an absolute pleasure to work with and I want to thank them all for the commitment and positivity they gave to my coaching philosophy each and every day. Every one of them will be a friend for life.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"Celtic is in great hands for the future and I am sure the Club is in a wonderful position to continue to dominate Scottish football and do well in Europe, I know that will be the aim of everyone at the Club.

"Celtic will always be my Club and I wish everyone connected to Celtic -- the Board of Directors, the staff and, of course, the Celtic supporters -- every success in the future."

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Topics: Football, Claude Puel, Liverpool, Football News, Swansea City, Leicester City, Premier League, England, Brendan Rodgers, Foxes, Scotland

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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