Leicester set to appoint Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers could be on his way out of Celtic Park with RTE Sport that he is to hold talks with Premier League side Leicester City regarding their vacancy for manager as the club sacked Cluade Puel on Sunday.

Rodgers has been in charge at Celtic Park since 2016 and has won the title with the Glasgow giants twice, they are currently sitting 8 points ahead of Rangers in the table. RTE Sport report that Rodgers wishes to return the Premier League at some stage, having been boss at Swansea and Liverpool in recent years. A statement from the Official Celtic FC website said “Celtic Football Club today confirmed that it has been approached by Leicester City FC to speak to Brendan Rodgers with regards to their current managerial vacancy. The statement said further that Rodgers wanted to investigate the position further said “Brendan has indicated to the club that this is an opportunity he wishes to investigate further and therefore, very reluctantly, the club has granted him permission to speak to Leicester City.”

Glasgow Rangers boss and former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard also spoke to the media regarding the news which broke on Tuesday morning, he said the lure of the Premier League was probably to much to turn down for his former Liverpool manager, He said  I’ve just been made aware that he’s in talks with Leicester. For us, we just see how that pans out really.”It seems (the lure of Premier League has been a big factor) otherwise he’d have declined the opportunity to talk to Leicester.”My focus right now is Rangers and we’ve got a big fixture tomorrow against Dundee. That’s my main concern right now but we’ll keep an eye on how it pans out across the road. “I’m not really surprised by the timing because these things happen. Brendan has done ever so well at Celtic over the years so it’s no surprise that other clubs are watching him and wanting to acquire his services. He’s done a really good job and I’ve worked with Brendan so I know he’s a very good coach.”

If Rodgers was to leave it is likely that former boss Neill Lennon may return. He is currently 1/7 to take the reigns, next is Steve Clarke at 5/1 who is currently managing Kilmarnock, David Moyes is 6/1. Outsiders are Mikel Arteta, Paul Lambert and Gordon Strachan. However, it is looking likely Lennon will be returning to the hotseat.

 

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