Leicester will have to pay Brendan Rodgers huge £10MILLION compensation if they sack boss after horror Prem start
BRENDAN RODGERS would reportedly pocket a massive £10million in compensation should Leicester wield the axe and sack him after their horror start.
It is the Foxes’ worst start to a season since 1983 with the Midlands outfit picking up just one point from their opening six matches.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is under huge pressure following their shocking start to the season
Leicester have lost five top-flight matches on the bounce, with the club shipping in 16 goals.
The last time they lost five in a row was under Claudio Ranieri’s tutelage in 2017 which saw the Italian gaffer relieved from his duties.
Rodgers penned a new deal at the King Power Stadium in December 2019 to keep himself at Leicester until June 2025.
According to the Daily Mail, his contract includes a huge compensation fee where he would pocket an eight-figure sum should he be fired.
Leicester would be liable to pay the 49-year-old a huge £10m.
But that pay-off wouldn’t see Rodgers included in the top ten highest severances packages, with Antonio Conte top off the pile after receiving £26.2m following his Chelsea sacking in 2018.
Rodgers was asked about his future after their defeat away at Brighton on Sunday where they were thrashed 5-2.
When asked if he feels he still has the backing of the club’s ownership, Rodgers replied: “I’ve never asked for it.
“In all my time here I’ve never wanted it. I will continue to do my work and come in everyday and study and do as much as I possibly can.
“I never turn work down. I always come in early and I will continue to do that. You have to embrace the challenge.
“It’s a difficult moment for the supporters and all I encourage is when we’re 1-0 behind or it’s 0-0 keep pushing the players and supporting them.
“It’s so important for the players otherwise the anxiety comes in.”