Wes Morgan, Leicester City’s Premier League-winning captain, will step down at the end of the season.
The 37-year-deal old’s expired in the summer, and Christian Fuchs, who won the Premier League with Leicester in 2016, and Matt James will both depart the King Power Stadium.
Morgan was a late substitution in the FA Cup final victory over Chelsea last Saturday and helped the Foxes to their landmark championship win. He could make his last Premier League appearance against Tottenham on Sunday, as Leicester looks to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League.
Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, Leicester chairman, said: “Wes has been one of Leicester City’s best servants, guiding the squad through its most fruitful period and helping to set the expectations that have propelled the club forward.
“His support has been immense. He has been a big brother to everyone. And has played for a strong voice of the team. He is a reliable source of advice to management and senior executives in the club. Wes has shown during his Leicester City career that he has a lot to come off the field. I’m looking forward to seeing how we can help him mold his post-football future. And how the club can benefit from his expertise, understanding, and enthusiasm.”
Since joining Leicester from Nottingham Forest in January 2012, Morgan has made 324 appearances for the Foxes, scoring 14 times. He made over 750 starts in the top four levels of English football during his career.
In 2015/16, he was selected to the Football League’s Team of the Decade. He was also elected for three Championship Teams of the Year, and the PFA Team of the Year.