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Leicester City: Trevor Sinclair discusses Brendan Rodgers following club’s recent poor run

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TalkSport pundit Trevor Sinclair has given his thoughts on Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers and his time at the club following the team’s recent performances.

Having done a pretty remarkable job with the Foxes in recent years by leading them to back-to-back fifth-place finishes in the Premier League, things haven’t started particularly well for them in 2021/22.

They currently sit 12th in the table and are without a win in the league for the best part of a month, with their last victory coming on 24th October against Brentford, while they were certainly second-best in the recent loss at home to Chelsea, having less possession, fewer shots and fewer shots on target than the visitors.

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Speaking on the TalkSport GameDay podcast, Sinclair talked about the job that Rodgers and his side have been doing of late at the King Power Stadium and the damage that it is potentially doing to his reputation, following recent stories linking him with a move to Manchester United:

“I think this is starting to look quite bad on Brendan Rodgers. And if you look at what was being said maybe four or five weeks ago about Brendan Rodgers potentially going into Manchester United and being the selected one and the chosen one, and looking at him now sitting 12th in the league, I think he’s doing himself a little bit of harm with the performances that his team are putting out.”

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Whilst it isn’t a total disaster for Leicester this season – it’s not as if they are currently in a relegation battle – things certainly aren’t looking as well as they could. Even in Europe, things aren’t looking 100% promising as they currently sit third in a tight Europa League group.

But in a way, this recent dip of form could actually be beneficial to them. Whilst Rodgers has publicly distanced himself from the Manchester United job this past week, a recent downturn like this might just be enough to give the hierarchy at so-called bigger clubs some doubts about appointing him to take charge of their teams.

Given the work that Rodgers has done in the past few years, he has earned the right to try and make a success of things at the King Power Stadium, and perhaps this recent slump could give him a little bit of breathing space that will allow him to focus on his job without the fear of being poached by another club.

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