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Leicester boss Rodgers regrets way he left Watford

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers admits he regrets the way he left Watford.

Watford, who travel to the King Power today, gave Rodgers his breakthrough in management, plucking the 48-year-old from Chelsea's reserve team and placing him in charge of a side battling relegation.

He repaid the show of faith by keeping Watford in the Championship but, after less than eight months in charge, Rodgers joined Reading and was sacked before the turn of the year.

Ahead of today's game, Rodgers said: "I made the wrong decision to leave.

"At that stage of my career, I was in a hurry. There were some struggles behind the scenes.

"I've always been one to try to take my fate in my own hands with my career. I made the decision at that time that was the wrong decision.

"I'll always be grateful to Watford for giving me the opportunity to manage at such a high level as a young manager.

"I have so many good memories there. Vicarage Road was always a difficult place to go. We always seemed to get good results there.

"I'll always be thankful for the opportunity."

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