Is Time Running out for Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City?

Leicester City's Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
Leicester City's Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images) /

Since joining Leicester City in 2019, Brendan Rodgers has run a successful club, competing in Europe in the past two seasons, and finishing fifth in successive seasons. However, this current campaign has not seen the same level of play from the Foxes, and the question must be asked: is time running out on Brendan Rodgers at the King Power Stadium?

The Foxes have struggled in all competitions this season. They currently sit 11th in the Premier League, the worst start of the Rodgers era. The club was knocked out of the FA Cup by Championship side Nottingham Forest, and were eliminated from Europa League in the group stage.

The defense has been poor all season, as they have conceded 43 goals, the fourth most in the Premier League this term. Leicester has not won a league game or held a clean sheet since December, and the pressure on the skipper is growing with every dropped point.

However, the blame may not be entirely on Rodgers. The injury crisis at Leicester has seen multiple first-team players miss significant time, including Jamie Vardy and Wesley Fofana. The defense has especially been weakened, with Justin and Pereria missing time.

Rodgers has had to balance this paper-thin squad through multiple competitions, which may be a cause of the poor performance this season.

As for the board, they are said to be backing Rodgers. The manager is said to be planning to return next season and is plotting potential summer moves already.

In order to salvage their campaign, Leicester must focus on success in the Europa Conference League. They won their first leg of the tie with Randers FC 4-1, and look likely to advance. The ECL may be their only opportunity to return to Europe for a third successive year.

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Rodgers has struggled this year, but ending this season with silverware and a return for many key players should allow him another one at the helm at the King Power Stadium.