5 Reasons why Leicester haven’t sacked Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers, manager of Leicester City (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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Another week, another disappointing display, and another reason Leicester City fans are looking at the Championship with real fear. Speaking to many Foxes supporters, there are plenty that want the manager gone yesterday with a dwindling number that are happy to keep him till the summer. But the hierarchy seems to be doing nothing, and remains silent even though Brendan Rodgers has now posted the most number of Premier League defeats in a season in his entire managerial career. With 12 games still to play, there are many twists and turns to come but it feels like LCFC have been on a downward spiral for a long time, so why does the east Midlands club still keep faith in the Northern Irish boss?


It has been well-documented how much Leicester City have been paying their Manager since he signed an improved five-and-a-half-year contract in December 2019 less than a year into the job. They probably thought it represented good value for money at the time with the club second in the league just behind Liverpool and looking good for Champions League football. Things changed quickly in 2020 and have had a significant knock-on effect on the finances of the club.

But as things stand Brendan Rodgers is being paid 10 million pounds a year to manage the football club and would be due over 20 million pounds in compensation. Just for context that is more than Erik Ten Haag gets paid at Manchester United. With the club’s finances in dire straits, it is a perilous position to be in. But the cost of relegation would be significantly higher and gets nearer every day he is in charge. We would all like to think people have professional pride in every job they do, but Brendan looks like he is in a job that he clearly is no longer enjoying, with the prospect of a multi-million-pound payout on the horizon.

Rodgers’ interviews are now peppered with constant protection of his brand saying things like surviving relegation would be “one of my biggest achievements”, it sounds like he’s already prepping his CV for his next job which will most certainly not be as well paid. But also he could easily resign and leave with his head held high, as he knows is not worth a fraction of those wages right now.