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Brendan Rodgers: 'I Had Taken Celtic As Far As I Could'

Brendan Rodgers: 'I Had Taken Celtic As Far As I Could'

Brendan Rodgers was confirmed at the new manager of Leicester City on Tuesday evening. The 46-year-old leaves Celtic to join the Premier League side on a contract which runs to 2022.

Rodgers had spent nearly three seasons with Celtic, winning every domestic trophy available.

He departs with the club eight points clear at the top of the league, the League Cup already in the trophy cabinet and a place in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals secured.

"I was certainly in no hurry to leave Celtic," Rodgers told Leicester City TV.

Celtic is a huge club - a worldwide renowned club.

I loved working with the players there and we were on a journey of great success over the last three years.

But, when the opportunity came to talk to Leicester and I was able to analyse it, it allowed me to probably think that I had achieved and taken the club as far as I could at this moment.

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The Northern Irishman was in attendance on Tuesday evening as his new team defeated Brighton 2-1.

"I had the opportunity to speak with Leicester and I found out their ambitions and where we can grow the club and the training facility," continued Rodgers.

"And, of course, the big attraction for me is working with the players. It's a young squad, a very dynamic squad that's got huge potential and you've got some players with real experience also."

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