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‘Elite’ Brendan Rodgers ‘may handle anybody’, insists ex-Leicester defender Danny Simpson as Foxes eye memorable FA Cup remaining conquer Chelsea


Danny Simpson believes Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers may handle any membership on the earth.

The Foxes go head-to-head with Rodgers’ former facet Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday night – which is reside on talkSPORT – in what would be the membership’s first FA Cup remaining look in 52 years.

Rodgers has done a remarkable job at Leicester


Rodgers has completed a outstanding job at Leicester

The previous Premier League title winner solely labored with Rodgers through the early levels of his Foxes reign, earlier than being launched by the Premier League facet in 2019 following a five-year stint.

However Simpson has nothing however admiration for ‘elite supervisor’ Rodgers, who he believes is likely one of the easiest round.

“I used to be solely with him for 4 or 5 months and even in that brief house of time I learnt a lot from him as a coach, a supervisor and a person,” the right-back advised talkSPORT Breakfast.

“I want I’d have had extra time working with him. I believe he’s a prime, prime elite supervisor.

“Leicester followers gained’t need to hear me say this, however Leicester are rising right into a top-four membership if not already, regardless that we don’t talk about it.

“I believe he can handle anybody and it’s incredible for the membership what he’s been doing for the membership for the previous couple of years.

Simpson is a huge admirer of Rodgers, who he only worked under for a matter of months at the King Power

Simpson is a large admirer of Rodgers, who he solely labored underneath for a matter of months on the King Energy

“If he can win a cup remaining and cement the highest 4 then who is aware of what the longer term holds.”

Simpson additionally praised Rodgers for the style through which he’s handled a number of accidents to first-team gamers this season, because the Foxes bid to safe Champions League qualification.

He continued: “Folks neglect that he’s had numerous accidents this season and he’s managed it so nicely. I don’t assume we’ve spoken about it sufficient.

“James Justin and Harvey Barnes down the left who’re being talked about enjoying for England and he’s managed that so nicely.

“Then folks like Luke Thomas and [Timothy] Castagne coming and filling in. Ricardo [Pereira] has not bought again to his heights, [James] Maddison has had his accidents so we have to speak about that extra as that’s the job Brendan has been doing.”

On whether or not Leicester needs to be thought-about one of many Premier League’s prime six, Simpson responded: “They need to be. They’ll like the very fact they’re not spoken about and so they can get on with their enterprise, however they need to be.

“They win the league 5 years in the past, they completed fifth final season, and there’s nonetheless an opportunity of ending third this season and profitable an FA Cup.

“It frustrates lots of people why they’re not thought-about that, particularly when all this [European] Tremendous League stuff come out.

“Hopefully folks will begin taking Leicester extra severe after this weekend, particularly with Brendan as supervisor.”

Simpson additionally believes Leicester will relish the ‘underdog’ tag once they come up in opposition to in-form Chelsea.

“I believe Brendan and the boys will probably be completely satisfied to be underdogs,” he concluded.

“Outcomes this week have blown the Champions League race huge open.

“It’s an amazing achievement by Leicester attending to the ultimate, however there’s numerous strain on Chelsea to win that recreation. To get an FA Cup medal can be so particular.”


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