Brendan Rodgers took over as Leicester manager last month to widespread optimism amongst Foxes fans, and for good reason.

The former Celtic boss was on course to record his third successive domestic treble with the Hoops prior to his departure, after guiding Liverpool to within inches of their first Premier League title in the 2013/14 season.

Rodgers has taken charge of what many see as the perfect squad for him, and the real question is how far can the Foxes go under their new boss. 

Though he came close to winning the Premier League with Liverpool, and despite Leicester’s stunning title triumph, an immediate challenge for the league would appear unrealistic given the dominance of the top six clubs.

Leicester are almost seen as the ‘best of the rest’ outside of that top six, perhaps alongside Wolves this season, and given the quality at Rodgers’ disposal a challenge for a domestic cup or European football could be a more realistic target short term.

Long term, however, could Rodgers be the man to take Leicester to the next level?

We’ve analysed five reasons why he could.