Submitted by content on Wed, 01/15/2020 - 07:39
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has clarified that he is clearly content with the Foxes and has no reason to consider a fresh challenge. The Northern Irishman only took charge of the Foxes in February this year but he has made a drastic improvement to their fortunes that they are now regarded as genuine candidates to make the top four.
Speaking in a press conference, Rodgers was asked about the managerial vacancy at Arsenal and he happened to dismiss the speculation saying: “I think exactly the same as I always have done: it’s something that naturally happens. When you’re doing ok, people want to take you away from something that you really enjoy. If you’re not linked then it doesn’t matter. I’ve said a number of times that we’re at the beginning of something here. I’ve absolutely loved every minute since I came here and have a good relationship with the people that run the club.”
Submitted by content on Sun, 12/01/2019 - 09:56
Liverpool legend Steve McMahon believes James Maddison has the quality to make the starting lineup at a top European outfit in the future. The England Under-21 international has been a revelation for Leicester City since making the move last year and he has already contributed 10 goals and nine assists across all competitions.
Submitted by content on Fri, 10/11/2019 - 12:24
Former Leicester City defender Gerry Taggart has praised the performances of Caglar Soyuncu during the opening two games of the new Premier League season. The Turkey international made the move to the Foxes from Freiburg during the 2018 summer transfer window but managed just eight appearances across all competitions.
Submitted by content on Fri, 09/27/2019 - 16:57
Former Leicester City defender Danny Simpson believes Harry Maguire can instantly become a success at either Manchester United or Manchester City. The England international has been an impressive performer for the Foxes in the past two seasons and he has now been touted to take up a bigger challenge in the Premier League.
Speaking to TalkSPORT, Simpson said that he is not surprised with the interest from the likes of United and City for Maguire, given the centre-back has the credentials to play at the highest level, he told: “I'm not surprised that [Manchester] United and [Manchester] City are in for him. For me he's one of the best defenders. He's a top lad and he's only going to get better. He's improving, he's a leader and he can be wherever he wants to be. The way he brings the ball out from the back and organises everyone is quality. He wants to go all the way to the top and I think if he does go to one of those two teams, he'll kick on straight away and take it in his stride.”
Submitted by content on Thu, 06/13/2019 - 09:44
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has acknowledged that the club will surely spend in the transfer market at the end of the season. The east Midlands outfit are currently on course for a top half finish under Rodgers but the emphasis remains on bettering the team’s performances such that they can make the push for the European places.
Speaking in a press conference, the former Celtic boss acknowledged that his team will spend on new recruits during the summer, but they won’t have the luxury of mega-spending budget unlike the elite Premier League sides, he said: “Leicester will be in a certain market for a player. It is different to the top clubs, but our job is to find that talent earlier and if they are affordable and available, can we get them in, then see them grow and improve with us. That is our market and there is various aspects to signing a player, you may have watched them in training. You will have watched them in games of course. Then if you get permission you can speak to the player and get a good feel.”
Submitted by content on Mon, 05/06/2019 - 11:03
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has said that he is unconcerned with the ongoing speculation regarding the future of midfielder Youri Tielemans. The Belgium international joined the Foxes on a short-term loan from AS Monaco in January, and he has since been a huge success with two goals and three assists for the Foxes from just eight league appearances.
Owing to this, there has been the speculation that the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur could lodge potential bids to pursue the Belgian footballer, but Rodgers is unperturbed regarding the transfer situation of the playmaker, he said: “I haven’t really thought about it much to be honest, I just enjoy working with players and we will see what we can organise at the end of the season. In the meantime I want to help him improve. Not really, no (it doesn't make him more difficult to sign). It is not my job.
Submitted by content on Sat, 04/06/2019 - 10:41
Leicester City defender Jonny Evans believes Kolo Toure can help the team improve on their defensive performances on the playing field. The ex-Ivory Coast international joined the Hoops as part of the backroom staff alongside Brendan Rodgers and this has certainly contributed in an upturn in fortunes for the east Midlands outfit.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Evans acknowledged that Toure could have a key impact on the defensive proceedings on the field, given his prior experience of playing for some of Premier League’s elite. He added that the team must need to manage games with their recent tendency to concede early goals and hopefully, Toure can give the team with much-needed encouragement.
Submitted by content on Sat, 03/09/2019 - 06:18
Kolo Toure, the Ivorian former football player was reported to have joined the Liverpool Football Club on the grounds of a free transfer from the Manchester City in the month of July in 2013, thereby signing a two-year long contract with the Reds. Toure, who played as a defender for a variety of teams before and currently working as a technical assistant at the Celtic and as a coaching staff in the Ivory Coast, of which he was a defender of before 2017 September, has graced the Premier League for a period more than a decade and has won the title with both Arsenal and City. Undoubtedly, Kolo Toure remains an important squad player who can hold his own in the first team when called upon.
Recently, there was also news being reported regarding Vakoun Issouf Bayo, a new member of the Celtic, admitting that it was his talk with Kolo Toure that convinced him of joining the Celtic. He is said to have admitted that it was this talk with Toure that made him realize that he was making the right decision. Later, he cheerfully announced the official Celtic website that he was happy being a part of the Celtic. He was reported to have stated that Kolo had called him to let him know that Celtic was interested in him. He is thrilled to be working with the Celtic club and the manager, especially with Kolo Toure.
Submitted by content on Wed, 02/06/2019 - 06:42
Celtic’s new winter signing Vakoun Issouf Bayo has revealed that a discussion with technical assistant Kolo Toure was essential towards his move to the Glasgow giants. The Ivory Coast has been highly-rated after his successful stint in Slovakia and he now has the chance to make himself a regular with the Hoops.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Bayo revealed his delight after making the switch to the reigning Scottish champions. He added that Kolo was primarily responsible for the transfer after the former Arsenal man expressed the Hoops’ interest in him, he said: “I’m feeling good, and I’m happy to be here at Celtic.
Submitted by content on Sat, 12/22/2018 - 10:08
According to the Ivory Coast, Kolo Toure works for the Rangers. The staff of Brendan Rodgers, the ex-Celtic defender had been working in a similar position last year. Toure is 37 years old and has secured the License of UEFA A. As a matter of fact, he is capable of managing clubs at Championship level while coaching the reserve along with the youth team at all primary fight clubs.
However, announcing the achievement of Toure, the Ivorian FA had blundered simply by claiming that he had worked for the Old Firm rival of Hoop. As per the statement, the former Ivorian international Kolo Toure had continued to progress quietly his career into management. He has secured the UEFA A license.