Brendan Rodgers is in line to replace Claude Puel at Leicester (Picture: Getty)Celtic have confirmed that they have granted Brendan Rodgers permission to hold talks with Leicester City.
Leicester sacked Claude Puel following the side’s 4-1 defeat to Crystal Palace and reports suggest former Liverpool boss Rodgers has agreed to take over the reins as manager of the Foxes.
Rodgers, who had been on course for a ‘treble-treble’ with Celtic, has been eyeing a return to the Premier League for some time and the 46-year-old is set to take his backroom staff with him to the King Power Stadium.
Leicester will reportedly pay around £6million to land Rodgers and Neil Lennon is being lined up as the Norther Irishman’s replacement at Parkhead.
An official statement from Celtic on Tuesday morning 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.’
Neil Lennon looks set to replace Brendan Rodgers at Celtic (Picture: Getty)Celtic first-team coach John Kennedy is expected to lead the side when they travel to Hearts in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday evening.
Lennon, who managed Celtic from 2010 to 2014, has been out of a job since leaving Hibernian last month and expected to replace Rodgers on an interim basis.
Speaking on Twitter, Celtic legend Chris Sutton said: ‘Neil Lennon looks like he’s back in at Celtic.
‘Brendan Rodgers off to Leicester… surprising timing for Brendan to leave now and not in the summer.’
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