Who are Leicester’s leadership group Rodgers spoke to about rumours?

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What is Leicester City’s leadership group consisting of Kasper Schmeichel, Jonny Evans, Jamie Vardy, Marc Albrighton, Youri Tielemans and James Maddison?

So, Brendan Rodgers is under fire as Foxes boss currently: losing games in laughable fashion and refusing to acknowledge problems or resolve/alter tactics accordingly is startlingly inept.

Meanwhile the Northern Irishman is being constantly named by bookmakers and national media as a possible replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United. We’ve heard all manner of speculation which an irritated Rodgers denied by claiming he’s committed to LCFC.

The Sun suggest that the United hierarchy has contacted the 48-year-old and are willing to pay leicester £8million compensation. Though those stories are being challenged by other outlets; at the moment sports media is saturated by stories of the Leicester gaffer.

To combat the gossip and, more importantly, ease his players’ supppsed ‘concern’ over the his future, Rodgers spoke with the so-called Leadership group on Filbert Way. This is a set of Foxes dressing room influences whom the boss believes can control the larger squad through respect and by imparting his rules and agenda.

The collective includes captain Kasper Schmeichel, vice captain Jonny Evans, club legends Jamie Vardy and Marc Albrighton, midfield supremo Youri Tielemans and, strangely, James Maddison. Maddison is no leader and is in need of a mentor, it must be said!

Below is a quote form the man at the helm concerning the scenario:

“I spoke to the leadership group because I hear little bits and pieces and it just stabilises everything,” Rodgers said.

“You guys [the media] understand how gossip arises and I don’t even think about it to be honest – but I understand it may have a bearing for other people.

“…they know my commitment to the club, and also to us becoming a better team.”

– Brendan Rodgers, via Express