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Leicester Tigers sack their director of rugby Richard Cockerill

Leicester Tigers have sacked their director of rugby Richard Cockerill, a club legend serving the last 23 years with the club. As a player, Cockerill made 262 appearances for Tigers, winning five league titles, four cups and had 27 England caps. The 46-year-old became head coach in 2009, with Tigers winning the Premiership title and reaching...

Mahrez rumoured to attend medical at Liverpool as part of €55m move

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez is set for a medical at Liverpool imminently, according to reports. Liverpool sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £142million and they have now set the wheels in motion to bring in his replacement. Mahrez’s superb form for Leicester City has already been acknowledged with a nomination for the Premier League’s Player...

Slimani scores twice as Leicester beat Burnley

Islam Slimani marked his Premier League debut with two headed goals as Leicester City eased to a 3-0 win over Burnley. The Algerian international, who signed for a club-record fee of £30million, wasted little time in endearing himself to fans at the King Power Stadium. Slimani opened the scoring in first-half injury time when he rose...

Leicester hold secret talks with Roy Hodgson

Leicester have held secret talks with former England manager Roy Hodgson about becoming their new manager. The Foxes are looking to find a replacement for Claudio Ranieri, who was sacked last week. Hodgson has been out of work since England’s embarrassing Euro 2016 campaign that saw them exit the tournament against minnows Iceland. However,...

Leicester Tigers announces plans to sell club

Leicester Tigers has today announced plans for the sale of the club. The club said the move follows the investment in Premiership Rugby Ltd by CVC, which will pump cash into the top clubs. The investment by CVC generated interest in the Tigers from new...

Leicester City need break to recharge – Ranieri

Claudio Ranieri conceded the international break has come at a good time for Leicester City, giving the Foxes time to regroup and recharge. Leicester's 2-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion means the Foxes have won just one of their last six Premier League games. Ranieri admitted his players - who are are also competing in...

Craig Shakespeare closes in on Leicester City job

Craig Shakespeare is still waiting to learn whether he has got the the manager's job permanently for next season. Talks have begun with Leicester City over the extension of his managerial contract. Many had expected an announcement this weekend, but that did not happen. He still has a year remaining on his assistant manager's deal, but...

Barcelona legend Xavi says Mahrez is good enough for Barcelona

Barcelona legend Xavi would choose Leicester City ace Riyad Mahrez if he could sign any Premier League player. The PFA Player of the Year was linked with the Catalan outfit this summer, but ended up signing a new deal with the Foxes. Despite wanting to see him at the Nou Camp, Xavi is looking forward...

Ahmed Musa’s double for Leicester knocks Everton out of the FA Cup

Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa scored a quickfire double to knock Everton out of the FA Cup. The 24-year-old scored twice in the space of five minutes after seeing his side go behind by a goal from Romelu Lukaku. The win comes at a time when the defending champions have struggled to record victories away from...

Vardy confirms commitment to Leicester City

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has confirmed his commitments to the Foxes, playing down reports linking him with a move away. The 31-year-old, who in the summer of 2016 turned down the chance to join Arsenal, has been linked with Everton and reigning Premier League champions Chelsea. Chelsea are known to be looking for another striker as...

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