What if? An alternative history of Leicester City talking of Ice Kings and Gary Lineker as we bring on Brendan Rodgers

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Brendan Rodgers will be seen as one of the best managers in this clubs history, winning the FA Cup and Community Shield, taking Leicester into Europe, and losing that Europa Conference Semi-Final to Roma.

He made record transfer sales as he had to see Harry Maguire leaving in his first season, then it was Ben Chilwell and finally, last summer waving goodbye to Wesley Fofana.

The mirror of this and signals from the club towards other players suchs as James Maddison and Youri Tielemans, was that every season Leicester tend to have interest to sell their main assets.

This ongoing scenario of player sales for heavy fees, made it impossible to tempt other players to sign long term deals and in the end this policy resulted in a relegation and a total change of player material.

Leicester are still in rotation and we will see more sales happening in January, with a long list of players on contracts going out next summer, hopefully some sort of controll will be in place to avoid more difficulties.

Brendan Rodgers made one signing after Wesley Fofana left, Wout Faes, he has under his time at Leicester done his job well and looks to alos have a good momentum at the international schene, playing in the last Euro qualifications for Belgium.

Brendan Rodgers never relegated Leicester, Dean Smith did. Smith is out of work, so are Craig Shakespeare, and John Terry who were also taken on board in this interim set up, ended up back at Chelsea coaching in the acadmey. Brendan Rodgers is back at Celtic, playing in Champions League, despite a difficult start, ending their first game against Feyenoord away with just 9 players, as two players were send off, and the Dutch team winning 2-0.

Some ment that Brendan Rodgers should have gone before, also having difficulties to understand his strategy towards players that decided against signing new deals as it all became unacceptable for people like, Caglar Soyuncu and Ayoze Perez, not being on level terms with Brendan Rodgers.

Dean Smith arrived and changed the schene a bit, bringing back Caglar Soyuncu, and also giving Bouba Soumare a lot of trust, looking at it in perspective, it did not change much, both players are no longer at the club and Leicester are in the Championship.

So what would have happened if Brendan Rodgers had been sitting and given the chance to run this club further, building on those two wins in February vs. Aston Villa and Spurs, putting both of them to slaughter. It was two magnificant performances, seeing Soyuncu being brought on as a sub, and playing some of the best football ever seen under his time in management.

Unai Emery and Antonio Conte were the two opponents managers and looking at it in perspective, you do feel a bit lost when you did see what a fantastic run the Spaniard had towards the end of the season, being hammered at home in the way he was by Brendan Rodgers.

Football is cruel and it all became very prolematic for Brendan Rodgers as his Leicester team stumbled, but would he had taken Leicester down, no I don’t think so. He would have stuck to his ideas and hopefully build a bond with the players that could have seen a survival.


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