Can Brendan Rodgers weather the storm at Leicester City?

It has been an eventful three years for Brendan Ro

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Can Brendan Rodgers weather the storm at Leicester City?

It has been an eventful three years for Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City, after his decision to leave Celtic in February 2019 and move south of the border.

The Foxes have been able to slowly build on their incredible 2015/16 Premier League title win and Rodgers has played a huge part in enabling Leicester to reach the next level.

In his first season at the King Power, Rodgers steered the side through adversity and led them to 9th place in the Premier League table.

However, it was during the next two campaigns that he really made his mark, finishing 5th in successive seasons, enabling Leicester to play Europa League football, and establishing them as one of the best sides in the country.

Often forgotten amongst these statistics is that Leicester lost two of their most influential performers in Riyad Mahrez and Harry Maguire just before and during Rodgers’s reign, only adding further kudos to the job he has been able to do.

His greatest achievement so far at Leicester however was clinching the FA Cup in May 2021, where his Foxes side overcame soon-to-be European Champions Chelsea, in a famous performance at Wembley.

This season however, things simply have not gone to plan for the side from the East Midlands.

Winning the Community Shield proved to be somewhat of a false dawn, as the Foxes got off to a very slow start to the season.

Crashing out of the Europa League and embarrassingly to local rivals Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup, has only heightened the sense of pressure on Leicester and Rodgers currently.

The Foxes currently sit 11th in the table, with 27 points from 23 games played – a far cry from the back to back 5th placed finishes of the last two campaigns.

Consequently, the sharks are starting to circle for Rodgers, and he is the bookmaker’s favourite to be the next manager relieved of his duty in the Premier League.

At 2.25 with current offers and betting odds, Brendan Rodgers looks next in line to part company with his club, but past glories are sure to be buying him some extra time to turn things around at the King Power Stadium.

Elsewhere, one of the longest serving managers in the top flight also appears to be under the pump, as Sean Dyche’s Burnley continue to struggle.

Recent results have suggested they can pull away from relegation trouble, but it has been a tough campaign so far for the Clarets, who have only managed to win 2 league games this season and they look to be facing a real battle to stay up.

They continually punch above their weight in the division and Dyche deserves great credit for the job he has done at Turf Moor, but should they start to slip even more towards the drop zone, change could be on the agenda.

At 6.50 to be the next manager to leave his post, clearly Sean Dyche has plenty of credit in the bank, but he needs to start putting points on the board quickly.

In a similar vein, Marcelo Bielsa has been instrumental in getting Leeds back into the Premier League, but they haven’t kicked on as many would have expected this season.

They have managed to pull away from relegation trouble for the time being but any slip ups along the way and Bielsa could be in the mix to be the next Premier League manager to get the sack at 8.50.