After beginning the 2018/19 campaign with much promise and optimism, it's been a season full of inconsistency and ultimately disappointment for Leicester City. The Foxes have one of the strongest squads in the Premier League on paper outside the 'big six' but under the guidance of Claude Puel the club have yo-yoing between the top & bottom half. The Frenchmen has never really been a popular appointment at the club since replacing Craig Shakespare back in October 2017 and his tenure finally reached it's conclusion after City suffered a 4-1 home hammering by Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace.
That result left them down in 12th position and it was a step too far for the Leicester board, who decided to act swiftly by replacing him with Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers. It's the Northern Irishmen's first job back in England since departing Liverpool four years ago and in that time he's really enhanced his reputation north of the border. The Bhoys dominated domestically under him and he'll be hoping to make a big impact in what will be his third Premier League job. It was a move that surprised a few people but it looks like it could be a fantastic fit if Rodgers can replicate some of the success he achieved with Swansea, Liverpool & Celtic.
It was a bit of a gamble by both parties to get this move over the line but it's one that makes sense, with the Foxes wanting to play winning, attacking football. Rodgers has a good track record on that front but after being out the Premier League for a few years he has a bit of a point to prove. He'll feel that he has unfinished business in the top flight so it's going to be interesting to see how this one pans out. Do you think he'll be a success back in the Premier League?