Leicester price up cost of sacking Brendan Rodgers in £10m-plus deal with Brentford’s Thomas Frank wanted as replacement

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CASH-STRAPPED Leicester are calculating the cost of sacking supervisor Brendan Rodgers after a sixth consecutive defeat leaves them stranded on the foot of the Premier League.

Rodgers is one of the highest-paid managers in Britain, with solely Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte incomes greater than the Northern Irishman’s £10million-a-year.

Brendan Rodgers cast a dejected figure as Leicester were thrashed by Tottenham

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Brendan Rodgers solid a dejected determine as Leicester have been thrashed by TottenhamCredit: Rex

And with a contract which nonetheless has nearly three years to run, it is going to cost in extra of £10million in severance pay to get rid of the 49-year-old.

But with the membership spending simply £15million in the summer season switch market and set to report report annual losses of £120million, the large query is whether or not they can afford to wield the axe.

Rodgers, who was appointed Leicester boss in February 2019, appeared nearly resigned to his destiny following Saturday’s 6-2 hammering at Spurs.

He mentioned: “I understand how soccer works and I completely perceive the frustration of the supporters. I can’t cover from that as a result of it’s my duty.

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“Losing the final six video games doesn’t make nice studying however no matter occurs to me right here at Leicester, I’ll at all times respect this membership.”

Now chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha and director of soccer Jon Rudkin will resolve over the forthcoming worldwide break whether or not Rodgers has reached the top of the highway.

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank is the identify on the prime of their record of potential replacements.

But the highly-rated Dane solely signed a brand new contract to 2025 in January and is in no rush to depart the formidable west London membership.

That may depart Leicester to show to Sean Dyche, who has been out of work since his shock sacking by Burnley in April and wouldn’t cost a penny in compensation funds.

Dyche, 51, lives in the Midlands and has additionally been linked with managerless Bournemouth in current weeks.


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