Leicester City head coach Brendan Rodgers admits that the club has to start planning for life without Jamie Vardy even though he believes the 34-year-old former England international still has plenty to offer.
Vardy has been pivotal to the Foxes’ impressive Premier League campaign thus far, scoring 13 times in 19 games.
The ex-England striker will be fit to face Chelsea on Tuesday despite coming off late in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Southampton with a recurring hip problem.
“Of course, the backdrop is the club always has to be looking forward and planning forward, not just in Jamie’s position but in every position, it’s something which is an on-going process with every player,” said Rodgers.
“My job is to maximise the best we can get out of Jamie while he’s here and in my time here hopefully we have shown he is developing and continuing to develop.
“At that age you can still develop and improve on and off the pitch and he’s consistently showed that to me.”
Rodgers went on to state that he is happy for his men to go under the radar in the title race. “There’s a natural loop towards what would be deemed the big six clubs,” he said.
“I understand that. It’s something which has always happened and will continue to happen. I never worry about that, it’s about developing us as a team and a club.
“There are a lot of big teams up there but our guys are competing and that’s all I can ask.”
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By FARPost Reporter