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Brendan Rodgers happy penning new Leicester contract

Brendan Rodgers has signed a new deal with Leicester City.

Rodgers has penned a new five-and-a-half-year contract at Leicester City, ending speculation over a move to Arsenal.

The former Liverpool and Celtic manager was on Arsenal's shortlist after sacking Unai Emery last week, but had insisted he was "very happy" at Leicester, who sit second in the Premier League.

Rodgers said: “When I made the decision to come to Leicester City, it was because I was excited about the direction the Club was taking and how I could apply my experience to the journey. I came here with a purpose to add something to that and to help the Club build for the future.

“The support I have had from the Chairman, Khun Top; from the Chief Executive, Susan Whelan; from the Director of Football, Jon Rudkin; and from everyone at the Club has been amazing. I've inherited an outstanding team of staff that are dedicated to progress and improvement and we have a group of players that are a joy to work with every day.

“And to the Club's supporters, I can only say thank you for welcoming me and my staff into your Club and for putting your faith in our work. We'll continue to work together to bring success to Leicester City for many years to come."

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