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Brendan Rodgers extends contract with Leicester City

'We will continue to work together to bring success to Leicester City for many years to come,' Rodgers says

Emre Asikci   | 06.12.2019
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English Premier League team Leicester City announced Friday that the club has extended their contract with Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers for another five and a half years.

The Foxes said on their website that Rodgers inked a five and a half year deal, keeping him at the King Power Stadium until June 2025.

"Appointed City’s First Team Manager in February, Brendan has enjoyed a hugely promising start to his Leicester career. City have won 17 of 26 Premier League matches since Brendan’s appointment and currently sit second in the table after equalling a 56-year-old Club record of seven consecutive top-flight victories," Leicester City said on their website in a statement.

After signing the new deal, Rodgers said: "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."

"We’ll continue to work together to bring success to Leicester City for many years to come," he was quoted as saying.

Before joining Leicester City, Rogers worked for Reading, Swansea, Liverpool in the Premier League and Scotland's Celtic.

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