Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers had coronavirus

Foxes of Leicester provides a round-up of all Leicester City news this week. Including Friday’s bombshell that Brendan Rodgers had coronavirus.

Premier League clubs will be ramping up training sessions presently, as the English top-flight resumes on June 17. Leicester City are due to play on or after the 19th of that month, with the opening games being Manchester City versus Arsenal along with Aston Villa v Sheffield United.

In a bonus for supporters, who cannot yet attend matches in the flesh, all contests are set to be televised for free.

On that subject, Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers said he thought it would be ‘strange’ to play an FA Cup final at an empty Wembley, per Daily Mail. A feisty return to contact practice is expected by the Northern Irishman too. He says his squad is raring to go, and he’s anticipating that they’ll probably ‘kick lumps’ out of one another due to overenthusiasm. Hopefully it won’t go too far as City will have lots of clashes in quick succession.

Leicester City manager’s health

On Friday it was also reported by BBC Sport that Rodgers had contracted coronavirus in March. The Leicester City chief is only the second EPL boss known to have had the virus, as well as Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta.

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Explaining the symptoms, the 47-year-old told of breathlessness and a lacking sense of smell and taste. Thankfully, the former Liverpool gaffer has fully recovered and is enjoying training his side.