Leicester welcome Rodgers with win, Newcastle end Burnley run

Brendan Rodgers

Celtic fans may well be left annoyed at Rodgers' departure at such a crucial stage of the season - especially when Leicester have very little to play for until now and the end of the season.

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".

"But it leaves Celtic looking to replace one of their most successful ever managers".

Davy Propper pulled a goal back but Leicester hung on to rise to 10th in the Premier League.

The SPL crown was retained in 2012-13, while Lennon also oversaw another Scottish Cup win and an impressive Champions League campaign which ended in the last 16 against Juventus.

"I think he's proven that at Liverpool, he's proven that at Celtic". It could be eight in a row, the challenge of Rangers with Steven Gerrard is evident.

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"I have given everything to Celtic as a player and manager already in my career and I am ready to do the same again".

Reading between the lines, Bonner believes that the Celtic board's failure to back Rodgers with the funds to compete in Europe was pivotal to the Northern Irishman going back to the Premier League, where he last managed Liverpool.

Leicester City Vice Chairman, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, said: "I'm absolutely delighted to bring a manager of Brendan's calibre to Leicester City and I look forward to seeing what he, our talented, young squad and our dedicated, skilled team of staff can achieve together".

The Foxes are 12th in the table and Rodgers would move to the King Power with his reputation enhanced following an incredible spell of success in Scotland. Celtic is a huge club worldwide, a renowned club, and I loved working with the players there. He's come down and spoke to them there and said there are special things on the horizon.

"Coming into the club at this point of the season, it's never normally ideal, but it gives me the chance to observe and analyse the players over this last period of games", he said.

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