By Alex McLeish

8th Sep, 2022 | 11:30am

Expert issues 'massive' Brendan Rodgers-Leicester City claim - 'I've known him a long time...'

Brendan Rodgers is not to blame for Leicester City’s current predicament.

That’s according to former Rangers and Scotland boss Alex McLeish, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Foxes’ form.

Leicester are yet to win a Premier League game so far this season and were beaten 5-2 by Brighton on Sunday (4 September).

According to the Daily Mail (5 September), Rodgers, 49, would be paid at least £10million in compensation if he is sacked.

McLeish insists the club’S ownership must take responsibility for not backing their manager.

“I’ve been in those situations where you are asked to save money rather than spend money,” McLeish told Football Insider’s Ben Wild.

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“That’s always because of things at the top of the club, financial fair play for example. Brendan, I’ve known him for a long time, terrific coach.

“At the end of the day, when you lose one or two players who have been absolute icons for you, Schmeichel, for example.

“Vardy was on the bench the other day, I don’t think he wants to make too many changes to that side, that’s when the crowd start to get at you.

“I could clearly see in that game [v Brighton], that there was a massive lack of self-confidence and belief amongst the team.

“I see James Maddison making mistakes and getting caught in midfield, Brighton broke from that and scored the goal, something isn’t right there.

“Brendan did say that he could have done with a shakeup but at the moment he doesn’t have the resources. He can only be honest and say that.

“Scott Parker was sacked a few weeks ago and pre-empted things by coming out and saying the players weren’t at the level.

“That can make it difficult for the players but there is an element of truth to it. The people above you have to give you the support you need.”

In other news, ex-Fifa official suggested VAR ‘technical fault’ as controversial Alexis Mac Allister footage emerges at Brighton.