Brendan Rodgers has said that the quality of players at Leicester City played a key role in him taking over the managerial vacancy at the club. The Northern Irishman had been with Celtic for the past two-and-a-half seasons but he made a rather surprise departure on Tuesday despite previously declining to comment on the same speculation.
The Foxes had managed just one point from the previous six league matches under ex-boss Claude Puel but the mood was swiftly changed upon Rodgers’ appointment with the Foxes running victorious against Brighton & Hove Albion under their caretaker boss. Next up, the east Midlands outfit are scheduled to face Watford on the road and the match should witness Rodgers in the Foxes dugout for the first time.
The Foxes have recently gone through a pragmatic approach to the style of play and it remains to be seen whether Rodgers changes things around. The club were renowned for their counter-attacking and fast-paced football under former coach Claudio Ranieri, and Rodgers may adopt the same playing style which was useful during his time at Liverpool.