Sources: Brendan Rodgers fighting to keep Leicester City job after new fall-out
Brendan Rodgers is fighting for his job at Leicester City amid tense relations with club chiefs, sources have told Football Insider.
The 49-year-old has been unable to sign a single player this summer and is battling to keep hold of prize assets Wesley Fofana and James Maddison.
Behind the scenes, it is understood Rodgers is unhappy he has not been backed by the club hierarchy, who, in turn, have major doubts over his long-term position.
Football Insider revealed in February that Rodgers had fallen out with longstanding Foxes director of football Jon Rudkin, with the club’s recruitment a particular bone of contention.
The pair have failed to repair their relationship and it is believed to have become increasingly sour in recent weeks.
Leicester came close to sacking Rodgers in February following a grim series of results and his position has been weakened further going into the new season.
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The Foxes drew their Premier League opener 2-2 against Brentford, which came against a backdrop of Maddison and Fofana transfer speculation.
Newcastle have been pushing hardest to sign Maddison, 25, this summer, seeing bids of £40million and £50million rejected.
On 4 August, Football Insider revealed the Foxes have now told Newcastle that the attacking midfielder is not for sale.
Chelsea are trying to sign Fofana, 21, following the departures of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger earlier this summer.
Rodgers joined Leicester in February 2019 following the departure of Claude Puel.
The highlight of his tenure came at the end of the 2020-21 season as he led his side to FA Cup glory.
Leicester City are next in action against Arsenal on Saturday (13 August).