Sunday 24 March 2019

Rodgers to aid hunt for new recruitment boss

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers will help in the search for a new head of recruitment. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers will help in the search for a new head of recruitment. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA

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Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers insists he will be heavily involved in appointing a new head of recruitment after Eduardo Macia's exit.

The former Fiorentina scout will leave the King Power Stadium on Friday, ending his two-and-a-half year spell at the Foxes.

Celtic's head of recruitment Lee Congerton has already been linked with a reunion with Rodgers, although the former Hoops boss has remained coy.

But Rodgers confirmed he will take part in finding the replacement for Macia.

He said: "I'm sure there'll be a number of candidates. I will be involved. It will be a club appointment but it is important the manager is involved."

The Foxes travel to Burnley tomorrow sitting 10th in the Premier League, six points behind Wolves in seventh, which could earn a Europa League qualifying spot. Rodgers is keen to guide the club back to Europe but will not rush his plans.

"I said my first day here my expectation is, in time, to get the club back into Europe," he said.

"Whenever that is, great. Now I want to stabilise the squad and the team and put in place an identity to become better but whenever it comes you accept it.

"There are a number of games to go and we will finish where we finish but then we'll have a good preseason and a good run at it next year."

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