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Celtic ‘reluctantly’ grant Brendan Rodgers permission to speak to Leicester City

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

Celtic have granted Brendan Rodgers permission to speak to Leicester about the vacant manager’s role.

The Scottish champions have confirmed Rodgers is keen to hold talks about replacing Claude Puel at the King Power Stadium, and they have “reluctantly” allowed him to do so.

A Celtic statement read: “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.

“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.”

Rodgers was tipped as the heavy favourite to replace Puel after he was sacked by the English Premier League club on Sunday.

The Northern Irishman has won seven trophies out of seven since replacing Ronny Deila in 2016.

It is understood Chris Davies and Kolo Toure are also set to leave the Hoops.

Neil Lennon, who is out of work after leaving Hibernian, is in the frame for a caretaker role at the Hoops until the end of the season.

First-team coach John Kennedy is expected to take charge of Celtic for tomorrow’s trip to Tynecastle to face Hearts.

The Hoops are eight points clear of the top of the Scottish Premiership and face Hibernian in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup this weekend.


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