Brendan Rodgers: Celtic boss set to join Leicester after permission for talks

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is expected to be confirmed as Leicester City’s new manager after holding talks with the Premier League club.

Former Liverpool boss Rodgers is in the Midlands after discussions on Monday night and a deal to replace the sacked Claude Puel is believed to be close.

Former boss Neil Lennon is set to take over at Celtic until the end of the season, with first-team coach John Kennedy expected to take charge for Wednesday’s Scottish Premiership trip to Hearts.

“Brendan has indicated that this is an opportunity he wishes to investigate further,” Celtic said in a statement.

Ex-Liverpool manager Rodgers cut short a BBC Scotland interview after the champions’ win over Motherwell on Sunday when asked about the Leicester vacancy.

Celtic are eight points clear of nearest rivals Rangers in the league as they chase an eighth successive title.

Rodgers has won every domestic trophy he has contested – two Scottish Premierships, three Scottish League Cups and two Scottish Cups – since arriving at Parkhead in the summer of 2016.

They reached the group stages of the Champions League in his first two seasons, but were knocked out in the third qualifying round by AEK Athens this term amid unrest between Rodgers and the Celtic board over a failure to strengthen the squad last summer.

Last week, they bowed out of the Europa League at the last-32 stage for the second successive season, losing to Valencia.

Source: BBC

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