Rodgers confirms he had coronavirus but has fully recovered

Leicester City currently sit third in the Premier League and are in a good position to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League.

However, they’ll need to be consistent and go on a good run as the likes of Chelsea, Man United, Wolves, Tottenham Hotspur, and Arsenal will be hot on their heels when football action resumes in England.

The trending news about the club is concerning manager Brendan Rodgers who has revealed that he tested positive for coronavirus but has fully recovered from the disease.

The Northern Irishman also revealed that his wife also contracted the deadly virus and went on to liken the symptoms of the disease to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. He made this known in a chat with BBC Leicester Sport:


“Me and my wife had it just after [the season] broke up. A week later I really started to struggle, I had no smell and no taste.

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“I had no strength, and I really struggled, and my wife was the same as well. I got tested and we both had it. I could hardly walk.”

“It reminded me of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, as you climb higher you get more breathless.


“Walking 10 yards felt very different. I went for a run, and I just couldn’t do it. I felt really weak, had no real appetite, and had a weird sensation for three weeks of having no taste.”

The Foxes boss has since returned to his managerial role and was pictured training with the squad on May 20. 

Meanwhile, they’ll be looking forward to action in the Premier League which resumes fully on June 19 after being on suspension for more than two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rodgers and his men have their work cut out for them and still have their destiny of a place in next season’s UCL in their hands. They are third on the log and lead fourth-place Chelsea with 5 points and fifth place Manchester United with 8 points.