Leicester have announced that manager Brendan Rodgers has put pen to paper on a bumper new contract at the club, tying the Northern Irishman down until 2025.
Rodgers' future had become the height of speculation following the sacking of Unai Emery at Arsenal, with the Gunners thought to have had the 46-year-old high on their list of potential replacements.
Such rumours can be put to bed for good, however, after the Foxes confirmed on their official website that Rodgers will remain at the club after signing a new long-term deal at King Power Stadium. Leicester have been in fine form this season, sitting pretty in second place in the Premier League table following some outstanding performances under Rodgers' tutelage.
Expressing his delight at penning fresh terms in the Foxes' hotseat, Rodgers claimed he has his sights firmly set on guiding the club onto greater things over the coming years.
"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. I came here with a purpose to add something to that and to help the Club build for the future," he said.
“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.”
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“But just as important to us is the suitability of Brendan’s wider philosophy to the Club’s established culture and values. He and his staff immersed themselves immediately, building an understanding for the Club and the city and an appreciation for what makes them special.
“That has been a valuable combination over the last nine months – strengthening the bond between our players, staff and supporters – and I’m excited to see how it can continue to enhance our long-term vision for the club.”