Brendan Rogers: Leicester not under pressure for ‘lack of business’

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers says he will not lose his head over the lack of signings at the club this summer.

Apart from recruiting former Cardiff goalkeeper Alex Smithies on a free transfer, the Foxes have not brought in any new players over the close season and Rodgers said there is “no guarantee” that will change before the transfer window closes.

“What you learn through experience is there’s no point in losing your head over it,” he said ahead of Saturday’s visit to Arsenal.

“The club has given me so much since I’ve been here and I’ve got huge respect for Khun Top, his family and the board. I’m no less ambitious than any other manager, especially where we’ve taken the club over the last couple of years.


“Of course, I want the club to continue to progress and improve. There’s also a patient element to it, which unfortunately in modern life can be difficult.

“The club is managed really well, there’s a reason for that because behind the scenes the people know maybe at times when to put the brakes on. Maybe this is what they have to do at this moment.

“We’re not in the same level and league as some of the other teams that have the resources so we always have to be really careful how it’s managed. As a manager of course I would have loved to freshen up the squad but I haven’t been able to do that.

“My experience tells me now that you just work and have the joy of coming in here every day and working with the players that are here, rather than just worrying about what you don’t have.

“There’s still a lot of growth in this squad. I’ve seen improvements in the last three and a half years since we’ve been working together, and that’s what I will continue to do until my last day here.”

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