Celtic: Brendan Rodgers set to join Leicester City after green light for talks

Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic are eight points sure at the head of the Scottish Premiership

Brendan Rodgers is anticipated to turn out to be Leicester City’s supervisor after Celtic gave him permission to communicate to the Premier League club.

The Foxes are eager to set up a successor to the sacked Claude Puel as soon as imaginable.

First-team coach John Kennedy is decided to comprehend value of Celtic for Wednesday’s Scottish Premiership time out to Hearts.

“Brendan has indicated that it’s some distance a probability he wants to match additional,” Celtic said in an announcement.

Susceptible Liverpool boss Rodgers lower speedy a BBC interview when asked about the Leicester emptiness after the champions’ capture over Motherwell on Sunday.

They are eight points sure of nearest competitors Rangers in the league as they shuffle an eighth successive title.

Rodgers has gained two Scottish Premierships, three Scottish League Cups and two Scottish Cups since arriving at Parkhead in the summer season of 2016.

They reached the community phases of the Champions League in his first two seasons, but were knocked out in the third qualifying round by AEK Athens this time period amid unrest between Rodgers and the Celtic board over a failure to enhance the squad closing summer season.

Final week, they bowed out of the Europa League at the closing-32 stage for the second successive season, shedding to Valencia.

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‘It is no surprise other clubs want him’ – Gerrard

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard performed below Rodgers at Liverpool, where he narrowly didn’t info them to the Premier League title in 2014 earlier than his departure in October 2015.

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Gerrard, speaking on Tuesday, said: “Brendan has completed ever so correctly at Celtic over the closing few years. It is no surprise other clubs look for him and are attempting to construct his products and companies.

“I truly hold worked with Brendan, he is a truly exact coach. I am no longer taken aback at the timing. From our level of gaze, we’re going to have the option to hold an glimpse on it and peep the plan in which it pans out. My level of curiosity is on Rangers.”

Puel was brushed aside after 16 months in value following Saturday’s 4-1 defeat by Crystal Palace.

The 57-year-faded Frenchman left the club 12th in the Premier League having misplaced five of their previous six league games.

First-team coaches Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler were place in non everlasting value. Leicester play Brighton at dwelling in the Premier League on Tuesday (19:forty five GMT).

‘The news Celtic had been dreading’ – diagnosis

BBC Scotland sports activities news correspondent Chris McLaughlin

Or no longer it’s the news the Celtic fans had been dreading. Since taking on in 2016 he has delivered every little thing domestically – the double treble was secured at the conclude of closing season and the club were on the come to developing it three in a row.

But there was persistently a feeling the damaged-down Liverpool boss wished to establish out his success all but again in English soccer’s top flight. Ideas he wasn’t getting the boardroom backing he was searching for may per chance per chance maybe just additionally hold hastened his exit – alternatively it leaves Celtic attempting to interchange thought to be one of their most a success managers.

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BBC chief soccer writer Phil McNulty

Rodgers has rebuilt his repute in Scotland after his closing failings at Liverpool and is now not any doubt no longer speedy of character or charisma.

The 46-year-faded also plays beautiful, attacking soccer and shares in Puel’s penchant for promoting young talent. And after three years and seven trophies – to this level – maybe Rodgers will truly feel that the time is simply to depart.

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