Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers to leave Celtic to join Leicester, Neil Lennon set for Parkhead return

Brendan Rodgers to leave Celtic for Leicester

The likes of the BBC are calling it.

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is leaving Celtic to join Leicester City.

The move comes days after Leicester sacked Claude Puel following a 4-1 defeat to Crystal Palace.

The BBC are reporting that “Brendan Rodgers is expected to become Leicester City’s new manager after Celtic gave him permission to speak to the Premier League club.”

More detail has been provided by Scottish paper The Herald. Not only are Leicester planning top inch Celtic’s manager, but also his staff.

It is understood that Kolo Toure and assistant Chris Davies will join Rodgers at the Premier League club.

The Scotsman report that Leicester may have to pay Celtic 6 million pounds to land Rodgers and the others.

Neil Lennon’s Celtic return

The managerial merry-go-round will continue to spin as Neil Lennon is make his return to Celtic.

Lennon is available having left his post at Hibs last month. The Scotsman announce:

Celtic are expected to turn to Neil Lennon to take the side on an interim basis.

A former captain and manager of the Parkhead side, Lennon could be in charge as soon as the trip to Tynecastle tomorrow evening. If not, his first game could well see him return to Easter Road as Celtic take on Hibs in the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup on Saturday. 

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