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Rogers to leave Celtic for Leicester

Boss of reigning SPL champions, Celtic, is set to be confirmed as English Premier League club Leicester City’s new manager.

The announcement came Tuesday, a day after Coach Brendan Rogers held talks with the Leicester management.

Reports have confirmed that the former Liverpool boss (Rodgers) is already in the Midlands as part of a deal to replace the sacked Foxes’ manager Claude Puel.

Ex-boss Neil Lennon  is set to take over at Celtic until the end of the season, with first-team coach John Kennedy expected to take charge for Wednesday’s Scottish Premiership trip to Hearts.

“Brendan has indicated that this is an opportunity he wishes to investigate further,” Celtic said in a statement.

Celtic are eight points clear of nearest rivals Rangers in the league as they chase an eighth successive title.

Rodgers has won every domestic trophy he has contested, two Scottish Premierships, three Scottish League Cups and two Scottish Cups, since arriving at Parkhead in the summer of 2016.

They reached the group stages of the UEFA Champions League in his first two seasons, but were knocked out in the third qualifying round by AEK Athens this term amid unrest between Rodgers and the Celtic board over a failure to strengthen the squad last summer.

Last week, Celtic bowed out of the Europa League at the last-32 stage for the second successive season, losing to Valencia.

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