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Leicester 'paid Celtic £9m in compensation for Brendan Rodgers'

Leicester City reportedly paid Celtic £9m in compensation for manager Brendan Rodgers and members of his backroom staff.
By , Senior Reporter | 5d

Celtic were paid £9m in compensation by Leicester City last month for manager Brendan Rodgers and three members his backroom staff, according to a report.

The Foxes announced the Northern Irishman's appointment on February 26, bringing an end to his two-and-a-half year stay at Paradise.

Leicester had to hand over a large cash sum to land their top target, though, dwarfing the £4m package Everton recently agreed with Watford for Marco Silva.

The Telegraph reports that Celtic inserted the figure into the four-year deal Rodgers signed in April 2017, but that would have been reduced in a few months' time.

City were unwilling to wait until the summer, however, and the report suggests that they were happy to pay Celtic the £9m as it also allowed them to sign up assistant manager Chris Davies, first-team coach Kolo Toure and head of performance Glen Driscoll.

Rodgers has lost one and won one of his first two games in charge.



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7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
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