Brendan Rodgers has left Leicester City and that means a caretaker post for ex-Preston North End goalkeeper Mike Stowell.

The Foxes were beaten 2-1 at Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon having been 1-0 up at Selhurst Park.

That’s now one point in the last six games for Leicester and they have been plunged into the bottom three with Saturday’s defeat.

Brendan Rodgers has now paid the price with his job, leaving Leicester by mutual consent this afternoon.

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The Northern Irishman has been in charge for just over four years but now finds himself out of a job.

Leicester will be looking for a replacement but, for now, they will go with Adam Sadler and Mike Stowell are interim managers.

Stowell’s name may ring a bell to Preston North End fans.

Born in Preston, Stowell was on the books as a defender for PNE before turning his hand to goalkeeping – no pun intended.

Howard Kendall – a man with strong PNE ties – gave Stowell a trial at Everton despite playing in non-league with Leyland Motors at the time.

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Stowell spent five years on the Everton book as backup to Neville Southall but did return to PNE on loan in 1990.

Stowell ended up becoming a hero at Wolverhampton Wanderers, racking up nearly 400 appearances for the club before finishing up at Bristol City.

Now 57, Stowell has been involved with Leicester’s coaching staff since 2007, predominantly as a goalkeeping coach but often as a caretaker too.

Stowell has been working closely with Daniel Iversen, who was sensational in an 18-month loan stint at PNE.

Now plunged into a caretaker role once again, Stowell is charged with the task of helping Leicester pick up points to stay in the Premier League – and avoid facing North End in the Championship next season.