Brendan Rodgers and Leicester City 'could do without' qualifying for the Europa League

That's the opinion of Arsenal legend Paul Merson and he explains why

Leicester City would be better off if they missed out on the Europa League, according to Paul Merson.

Former Arsenal midfielder Merson suggests the Foxes would benefit from a full pre-season under Brendan Rodgers following his arrival as February, replacing the sacked Claude Puel as City boss.

Rodgers will have had only ten matches to adjust the Leicester squad to his demands by the time the season...
source: Leicester Mercury

2019-04-20 10:50
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