Reports: Leicester to make move for Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers

Reports in the Guardian and the Telegraph say that Brendan Rodgers is Leicester’s first-choice managerial target and the club will make a move for Celtic’s manager in the coming days.

Leicester sacked Claude Puel on Sunday, the day after the Foxes were beaten 4-1 by Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium. The Frenchman spent 16 months at Leicester but was sacked with the club 12th in the Premier League. He received constant criticism for his style of play during his time at the King Power.

The reports say that Leicester are confident that they could secure Rodgers’ signature, but it has also been said that the Northern Irishman has privately said that he will finish the season in Glasgow. Celtic are on course to win their third domestic treble in succession, with the club eight points clear of Rangers in the league, and already having won the Scottish League Cup. They’re also in the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup, with a trip to Hibs to come on Saturday.

It would cost Leicester up to £7.5m in compensation to take Rodgers from Celtic, but that’s not a figure they’ll be too worried about paying. Whether Rodgers would be keen to leave the leading Scottish club, that will guarantee him trophies and a place in Europe, for the mid-table Premier League side is another question, however.

Rodgers may be keen to try his hand in the Premier League again, though, having previously been in charge of Liverpool, where he came agonisingly close to winning the league title in the 2013/14 season.


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