Brendan Rodgers could be saved from Leicester sack due to contract technicality

Brendan Rodgers could avoid being sacked by Leicester City due to a clause in his contract at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes manager is the favourite to be the next Premier League gaffer to be sacked following the club's poor start to the season, which sees them bottom and winless after seven matches. Leicester's chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha and director of football Jon Rudkin are now reportedly set to make a decision on his future over the international break.

However, The Sun report that the "cash-strapped" Foxes do not have the funds to pay Rodgers the £10million severance package included in his contract.

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The Northern Irishman has three years remaining on his contract and is amongst the highest paid managers in the Premier League, with Leicester now weighing up the financial impact of sacking him.

Rodgers' future was thrown into further doubt following Saturday's 6-2 thrashing away to Tottenham Hotspur which left Leicester rooted to the foot of the table with just one point to their name.

Speaking after the match he admitted: “I know how football works and I totally understand the frustration of the supporters. I cannot hide from that because it’s my responsibility.

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“Losing the last six games doesn’t make great reading but whatever happens to me here at Leicester, I will always respect this club."

It was a frustrating summer for Leicester fans, with the club spending just £15million in the transfer window as they made two additions to the first team squad.

Having been appointed in February 2019, Rodgers guided Leicester to two fifth place finishes and their first FA Cup triumph before finishing eighth last season.

He also took the club to the semi-finals of the Europa Conference League, where they were beaten by eventual winners Roma over two legs.

A slow start to the club's ninth consecutive top flight season has now seen the former Celtic manager fighting for his future, with both Thomas Frank and Sean Dyche understood to be seen as potential replacements.

Dyche remains without a club after being sacked by Burnley back in April, although Frank, who won promotion with current club Brentford in 2021, has played down talk of him leaving the Bees.


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