Brendan Rodgers signs new long term deal with Leicester after shunning Arsenal's interests

Brendan Rodgers signs new long term deal with Leicester after shunning Arsenal's interests

- Brendan Rodgers signs new long term deal with Leicester City until 2025

- The manager took over at the club in February 2019

- Rodgers has been impressive with the club as they currently rank second on the table

- This means Arsenal will no longer be able to hire the tactician as Unai Emery's replacement

Premier League side Leicester City have confirmed that their manager Brendan Rodgers has committed his future to the club.

The 46-year-old signed a new deal with the Foxes which will see him stay at the club until the summer of 2025.

Rodgers initially joined the King Power Stadium outfit earlier this year and this season, he has helped the club in the top three positions in the last few weeks.

The former Liverpool boss has won 17 of 26 Premier League matches since his appointment in February 2019.

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They currently sit second in the table after equalling a 56-year-old club record of seven consecutive top-flight victories.

While reacting to his new deal, Rodgers said: "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.

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.

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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.”

The Foxes will hope to continue their winning streak when they visit Villa Park to battle Aston Villa in their matchday 16 encounter.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Arsenal have stepped up their chase to lure Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers to Emirates Stadium.

The north Londoners fired their manager Unai Emery last month after about one and a half year in charge of the club.

Club legend Freddie Ljungberg took charge of the Gunners 2-2 draw at Carrow Road against Norwich City on Sunday.

But the club is still hoping to name a substantial manager in a matter of days as they are hoping to revive their chances of finishing among top four this season.

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