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The one reason that Brendan Rodgers would turn down the Newcastle United job revealed

The one reason that Brendan Rodgers would turn down the Newcastle United job revealed

New-look Newcastle thought to be after Rodgers

Last week, many Newcastle fans’ dreams were made a reality when Mike Ashley’s 14-year reign in charge of the Tyneside club came to an end, and the Saudi Public Investment Fund took the reins, backed by a hefty budget.

Now boasting the richest owners in world football, but sitting in the Premier League relegation zone without a win, the Magpies are expected to spend money in January in order to avoid a somewhat humiliating relegation to England’s second tier.

In addition, they seem set to part ways with current boss Steve Bruce, expected to be sacked in the not too distant future.

The generally reliable Gianluca Di Marzio even suggested that the man to replace Bruce had been identified, in the form of Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers.

However, the always reliable John Percy of the Telegraph has since denied this, claiming that the Northern Irishman has “no interest in the job”, and that he remains “fully committed to Leicester”.

The reason Rodgers would reject Newcastle revealed

However, as per the Daily Mail, there is an altogether ulterior motive to Rodgers’ decision to stay in charge of the Foxes this time around. As per Craig Hope, the Leicester boss has done enough to be on the shortlist to replace Pep Guardiola, who announced that he will be leaving Manchester City in 2023, albeit before later backtracking.

Rodgers was allegedly discussed as a potential City boss all the way back in 2013, when the club were searching for a replacement for Roberto Mancini, before they eventually settled on Manuel Pellegrini.

With this in mind, would Rodgers be right to reject Newcastle’s advances, or will they soon find themselves on a similar level to City in the Premier League?

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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