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Leicester spent big to bring in Rodgers

14th March 2019, 10:21 by Tom McGarry

Leicester paid £9million to secure the services of manager Brendan Rodgers from Celtic last month, according to reports.

The Foxes moved swiftly to appoint the Northern Irishman following their decision to part ways with Claude Puel and he claimed his first victory at the King Power Stadium during last weekend's 3-1 triumph over Fulham.

It has now been revealed that Leicester paid Celtic £9million to secure the services of Rodgers straight away, even though they could have got their man for a much smaller fee had they chosen to wait until the summer.

The figure paid by Leicester also enabled Rodgers to bring part of his coaching team with him to the King Power, with assistant manager Chris Davies, first-team coach Kolo Toure and head of performance Glen Driscoll also making the move south of the border.

Bringing in Rodgers appears to be part of Leicester's plan to challenge towards the top end of the Premier League standings over the coming seasons.

The Foxes will soon move into their new state-of-the-art £80million training ground, while they are also expected to make substantial transfer funds available to Rodgers during the summer.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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