Brendan Rodgers has ended speculation surrounding his future at Leicester by committing his future to the club for ‘many years to come’.
The Northern Irishman has made a huge impact since arriving at the King Power Stadium from Celtic in February, overseeing the club’s stunning start to the new season that has seen the Foxes emerge as surprise title contenders.
Rodgers’ work at the club has seen him linked with the vacant managerial position at Arsenal, though the 46-year-old has now committed his future to Leicester by signing a new five-and-a-half-year deal, keeping him at the club until 2025, and expressed his delight that he will be remaining at the club for the foreseeable future.
“When I made the decision to come to Leicester City, it was because I was excited about the direction the Club was taking and how I could apply my experience to the journey,” Rodgers wrote told lcfc.com. “I came here with a purpose to add something to that and to help the Club build for the future.
“The support I have had from the Chairman, Khun Top; from the Chief Executive, Susan Whelan; from the Director of Football, Jon Rudkin; and from everyone at the Club has been amazing. I’ve inherited an outstanding team of staff that are dedicated to progress and improvement and we have a group of players that are a joy to work with every day.
“And to the Club’s supporters, I can only say thank you for welcoming me and my staff into your Club and for putting your faith in our work. We’ll continue to work together to bring success to Leicester City for many years to come.”
Leicester will hope to continue their push towards the title when they face Midlands rivals Aston Villa this weekend, the club seeking to win for a club-record eighth consecutive top-flight fixture.