EXCLUSIVE: Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers will receive a £10MILLION payout if he is sacked by the club before the end of his contract, while the Foxes sit last in the Premier League with one point from six games
- Leicester are currently enduring their worst start to a season since 1983
- The Foxes sit last in the Premier League with one point from six game
- Brighton put five past them in a dreadful showing at the weekend
- Manager Brendan Rodgers will be due an eight-figure fee if he is sacked
Brendan Rodgers is due an eight-figure compensation package if he is sacked by Leicester following the club’s worst start to a season since 1983.
The Foxes boss is under increasing scrutiny after his team collected only one point from their opening five games. Sunday’s 5-2 thrashing at Brighton was their fifth defeat in a row – a sequence that cost Claudio Ranieri his job in February 2017, nine months after leading Leicester to their first Premier League title.
Rodgers signed a new deal in December 2019 that made him the highest-paid manager in the club’s history, which runs until June 2025. It is thought to contain a significant pay off if he is dismissed.
Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester suffered their fifth straight league defeat after losing to Brighton
The result leaves them bottom of the Premier League with just one point from six games
Rodgers has expressed frustration at the club’s lack of transfer activity throughout the summer. Their only outfield signing was Belgian defender Wout Faes for £15m, following the departure of Wesley Fofana to Chelsea for about five times that figure.
Writing in the programme before last week’s home defeat to Manchester United, Foxes chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha – known as Khun Top – emphasised the need for sustainability as the club seek to ensure they comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.
Leicester’s next two fixtures are at home to Aston Villa – who are also struggling – and at Tottenham, followed by the international break.
If Rodgers is sacked by the club, he will be due an eight-figure compensation sum
Aside from the team’s poor results, Rodgers’ public comments about the transfer window are thought to have caused frustration in some quarters.
Asked at Brighton whether he still believed he had the backing of the club’s hierarchy, Rodgers said: ‘’I’ve never asked for it in all my time here. I’ve never wanted it. I’ll continue to do my work and come in and study and do as much as I can.
‘I’ve never turned work down. I’ve always come in early and finished late at night and until someone tells me differently I’ll continue to do that.’
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