Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers wants to mastermind more success for his side after revealing their ecstatic owner slept with the FA Cup trophy.
It sparked joyous celebrations among Rodgers and the club’s players and staff, including Thai owner Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, whose father Vichai died in a 2018 helicopter crash at the Foxes’ ground.
Rodgers revealed he shares a bond with Srivaddhanaprabha, known as Top, after they both lost their fathers.
When asked who woke up with the trophy on Sunday morning, City boss Rodgers, in charge since February 2019, replied: “Top.
“He was able to take it away and spend the night with it.
“I am not sure when it will return but it will return at some stage.
“It’s the first time we had this trophy that he and his father really wanted to win.
“I was aware of that, so just to share that joy and see him so happy, after having been through so much.
“Everyone has seen the tragedy and he’s had to get on with his life and live with that.
“So to give him that level of joy and happiness made me feel very good.
“To see him be with the players and to enjoy that moment thinking of his father, that was a really special, emotional time.
“That we could give him that happiness after so much sadness was a special feeling.
“From a personal perspective, having lost my father and knowing probably what he had been through – from the very first time we met that brought us really close together.
“That synergy has been there ever since.
“We are both very ambitious for the club.”