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 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 severance 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.”

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