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Leicester confirm appointment of Brendan Rodgers as manager

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Published on February 26, 2019 - Duration: 01:35s

Leicester confirm appointment of Brendan Rodgers as manager

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has left Scottish side Celtic to return to the Premier League with Leicester City.

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Leicester confirm appointment of Brendan Rodgers as manager

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN UPDATE TO AN EARLIER EDIT WHERE RODGERS WAS RUMOURED TO BE CLOSING IN ON THE POSITION OF LEICESTER CITY MANAGER VIDEO SHOWS: FOOTAGE OF NEW LEICESTER CITY MANAGER, BRENDAN RODGERS, WORKING WITH PREVIOUS CLUBS CELTIC AND LIVERPOOL SHOWS: GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - OCTOBER 30, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

BRENDAN RODGERS AT CELTIC TRAINING SESSION 2.

RODGERS WATCHING PLAYERS TRAIN 3.

CELTIC PLAYERS 4.

RODGERS COACHING PLAYERS 5.

CELTIC PLAYERS STRETCHING GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - SEPTEMBER 11, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 6.

RODGERS AT TRAINING SESSION 7.

PLAYERS STRETCHING 8.

MORE OF RODGERS 9.

PLAYERS RUNNING 10.

RODGERS LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - DECEMBER 9, 2014) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 11.

LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB CREST LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - SEPTEMBER 2012) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 12.

BRENDAN ROGERS WATCHING LIVERPOOL TRAINING SESSION 13.

PLAYERS STRETCHING 14.

RODGERS STORY: English side Leicester City have appointed Brendan Rodgers as their new manager with the 46-year-old signing a deal to June 2022, the Premier League club said on Tuesday (February 26).

"I'm very privileged and honoured to be here as Leicester City manager and I'll give my life to make the supporters proud of their club," Rodgers said.

"Together, we'll be stronger and I'm looking forward to working with the players, staff and supporters to make the right steps forward." The 46-year-old Northern Irishman has been linked with the position at the King Power Stadium since Leicester sacked Claude Puel on Sunday (February 24), following their 4-1 home league defeat by Crystal Palace.

Puel left Leicester after going seven matches without a win in all competitions -- a run that left the Foxes 12th in the league standings, eight points above the relegation zone.

Former Swansea boss Rodgers returns to the Premier League for the first time since being sacked by Liverpool in Oct.

2015.

Since arriving at Parkhead with Celtic in 2016, Rodgers has won two league titles, three Scottish League Cups and two Scottish Cups.

Celtic are eight points clear of nearest rivals Rangers in the Scottish Premiership as they chase an eighth consecutive top division title.

They reached the group stages of the Champions League in Rodgers' first two campaigns but were eliminated by AEK Athens in the third qualifying round this season.

Earlier this month, Celtic were knocked out of the Europa League at the last 32 stage for the second successive season after being beaten by Valencia.

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