Leicester price up cost of sacking Brendan Rodgers in £10m-plus deal with Brentford’s Thomas Frank wanted as replacement

    CASH-STRAPPED Leicester are calculating the cost of sacking manager Brendan Rodgers after a sixth consecutive defeat leaves them stranded at the foot of the Premier League.

    Rodgers is one of the highest-paid managers in Britain, with only Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte earning more than the Northern Irishman’s £10million-a-year.

    Brendan Rodgers cast a dejected figure as Leicester were thrashed by Tottenham


    Brendan Rodgers cast a dejected figure as Leicester were thrashed by TottenhamCredit: Rex

    And with a contract which still has almost three years to run, it will cost in excess of £10million in severance pay to get rid of the 49-year-old.

    But with the club spending just £15million in the summer transfer market and set to report record annual losses of £120million, the big question is whether they can afford to wield the axe.

    Rodgers, who was appointed Leicester boss in February 2019, appeared almost resigned to his fate following Saturday’s 6-2 hammering at Spurs.

    He said: “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.”

    Now chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha and director of football Jon Rudkin will decide over the forthcoming international break whether Rodgers has reached the end of the road.

    Brentford head coach Thomas Frank is the name at the top of their list of potential replacements.

    But the highly-rated Dane only signed a new contract to 2025 in January and is in no rush to leave the ambitious west London club.

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    That could leave Leicester to turn to Sean Dyche, who has been out of work since his shock sacking by Burnley in April and would not cost a penny in compensation payments.

    Dyche, 51, lives in the Midlands and has also been linked with managerless Bournemouth in recent weeks.


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