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Leicester City appoint Brendan Rodgers as manager

Northern Irishman ends successful spell in charge of Scottish champions Celtic where he won seven domestic trophies

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is to have talks with Leicester City over the available role there. Getty
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is to have talks with Leicester City over the available role there. Getty

Leicester City appointed Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers as the Foxes' manager on a three-year deal, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.

Former Liverpool manager Rodgers had been given permission by Celtic earlier in the day to talk to Leicester, bringing to an end his successful spell in charge of the Scottish champions where he won seven domestic trophies.

Leicester fired Claude Puel on Sunday following their 4-1 home loss to Crystal Palace and have reportedly targeted Rodgers as the man they want to replace him.

Rodgers has been at Celtic since May 2016 and has guided them to all seven domestic trophies available to him, including two league titles, the first of which in 2016/17 saw them go the season unbeaten, winning by 30 points on a total of 106.

He has previously managed Liverpool, Swansea City and Watford, as well as working on the coaching staff of Chelsea.

Leicester are in action on Tuesday night in a league game against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Updated: February 26, 2019 11:10 PM

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