Final defiant remark on Leicester from deluded Rodgers

Brendan Rogers, Manager of Leicester City (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Brendan Rogers, Manager of Leicester City (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) /

Former Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers couldn’t help himself but make one last deluded comment following his mutual Foxes departure. The 50-year-old’s views have distanced him from reality in some observers’ opinions, including my own. Sadly for Rodgers, who is a supposed candidate for the respective Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea positions, LCFC fans will see this parting statement as humorous but out of touch.

Leicester are in real trouble following a 2-1 defeat at King Power Stadium to Midlands rivals Aston Villa. Unfortunately for the Foxes fan base, hope was given through a typical Harvey Barnes equaliser. Though the team now run by Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler were beaten by another very late and soul-destroying Villans goal from Bertrand Traore. Ollie Watkins got the other one for AVFC.

This latest terrible result solidified the unenviable position of being 19th in the Premier League, with only suffering Southampton below. Leicester’s EPL status is really on the line now, and the inevitable relegation battle is upon us already. Many saw it coming for months and months, even since the campaign was yet to get underway. All but Brendan Rodgers.

Final defiant remark from deluded Brendan Rodgers after leaving Leicester City

Again, Foxes of Leicester respects Rodgers for the now negated advancement he oversaw at LCFC. Lifting a maiden FA Cup was amazing for the Blue Army, too. But the Northern Irishman couldn’t help himself but take a parting shot, or make a bitter seeming remark to the Leicestershire outfit as he exited the door. The former Liverpool gaffer supposedly left mutually, but obviously the Foxes would have had to sack him eventually.

After leaving the club, Rodgers made a statement which was released by the League Managers Association. In his utterance, the onetime Leicester gaffer said that he still believed he was the right man to ensure the outfit survived:

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"‘I am obviously disappointed to depart so close to the end of the season and had every confidence that we would have delivered the results needed to preserve the club’s Premier League status’."