5 Reasons why Leicester fans turned on Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rogers, Manager of Leicester City (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
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3 Helpings of failure

Following Liverpool’s famous late-season collapse in 2014, it’s only natural that this would become a thing if Brendan created new and inventive ways of blowing things and he has deliver that at Leicester City in spades.

At LCFC the narrative is that he did well to deliver two 5th-placed finishes alongside his FA Cup, but Foxes supporters know the true picture. 2019/2020 was a prime opportunity to finish in the top 4 as top teams struggled to find form. Instead, Brendan’s team collapsed all the way with one particular thrashing at Bournemouth costing him so dearly. The following season he did it again with an even poorer set of teams flopping results, Leicester got thrashed at home to a terrible Newcastle United and contrived to lose to Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 despite leading the game with 15 minutes of the season left (hilariously he found an even crazier way to give Spurs three points the following season).

You could easily point fingers at Caglar Soyuncu or Kasper Schmeichel for key mistakes then, but the real problem was a manager that struggled to tactically get his teams to scrape a few points together to get over the finish line. They have no ability to grind results out and get involved in the dark arts of football to frustrate opponents. They are simply too nice and pleasant for any of that business which is why they missed out on the Champions League and an opportunity to push the club onto the next level.

The European football that Brendan did deliver was also blighted with failure, but of course the media paint it as a a triumphant semi-final defeat to Roma in the Conference League. But the faithful knew we only made that competition because we were too poor for the Europa league before being out-thought and out-fought by Jose Mourinho. What on earth makes anyone think Rodgers has the stomach for a relegation scrap when he has such a talent for failure?