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'We have many outstanding coaches': Brendan Rodgers launches passionate defence of British managers and hints they are less favoured due to not being 'showmen' on the touchline Brendan Rodgers has launched a passionate defence of British managers  Rodgers feels the UK has 'many outstanding coaches' who are not noticed  The Leicester manager feels this may be because they aren't 'showmen'  Under Rodgers, the Foxes have made a better start to the season than in 2016 

By Tom Collomosse For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:30 GMT, 8 November 2019 | Updated: 01:59 GMT, 9 November 2019

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Brendan Rodgers has launched a passionate defence of British coaches and hinted they are sometimes overlooked because they are not 'showmen' on the touchline.

The Leicester boss hopes his team will climb to second in the Premier League - for a day at least - by beating Arsenal at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. 

With Rodgers at the helm, the Foxes have taken more Premier League points than every other team bar Liverpool and Manchester City.

Brendan Rodgers' stock has started to rise once again after taking over as Leicester manager

Brendan Rodgers' stock has started to rise once again after taking over as Leicester manager

Rodgers took Liverpool to within a whisker of the title in 2014 and won seven major trophies at Celtic yet still, opportunities for UK managers at the top six clubs remain scarce.

The Gunners appointed Unai Emery, now under severe pressure, to lead the post-Arsene Wenger era, while David Moyes and Frank Lampard are the only British managers to be appointed permanently by clubs in the so-called 'top six' since Sir Alex Ferguson left in 2013.

'We have many outstanding coaches, managers, innovators,' said Rodgers. 'We are not showmen on the side, that's definitely what we are not. It's not how we are, it's not how we work.

'We try to do honest jobs, work hard, develop our players, and we are

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