Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers said lifting their first FA Cup on Saturday would be a fitting tribute to the club’s late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and his family.

Thai-led consortium Asian Football Investments took over Leicester in 2010 and, under the Srivaddhanaprabha family, the Midlands club was transformed as it returned to the Premier League in 2014 before memorably claiming the title in 2015-16.

Leicester chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, nicknamed “Top”, succeeded Vichai, who was killed along with four other passengers when his helicopter crashed outside the King Power Stadium in October 2018.

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“I’d love to win it for Khun Vichai and his family. His spirit will be there with us on the day,” Rodgers told a news conference ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea.

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