The new recruitment boss at Leicester: Challenging career so far - judge all the Congerton transfers yourself

8 July 2019

Leicester City's stadium
Photo: Getty Images The 45-year old Welshman is reunited with manager Brendan Rodgers at King Power Stadium. The two have worked together at Chelsea FC under José Mourinho and latest at Scottish champions Celtic FC with Rodgers in charge.

Take a look at all the transfers that were made at the clubs where Congerton worked. Most of the time the clubs bought players and had to sell them a few years later, taking a loss.

The career of Lee Congerton, new head of senior recruitment at Leicester, shows ups and downs.

Sunderland constituted the Welshman’s biggest job when appointed, and it turned out to be a difficult few years in the North East.

Brendan Rodgers felt the criticism towards Congerton was unfair at Celtic.

It says much for the position Lee Congerton has taken at Leicester that the last man to flourish as the club’s head of senior recruitment has recently been touted by Sir Alex Ferguson as the man to save Manchester United.

Edward Woodward ignored the advice of a man who might know what the club he led to 13 Premier League titles need, and Steve Walsh, who helped assemble the most unlikely squad of players to win the Premier League, did not move to Old Trafford.

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