Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers in talks with Leicester to replace Claude Puel

Tanya Simon
February 26, 2019

CHRIS SUTTON has blasted Brendan Rodgers for the timing of his decision to leave the club where he's going to be playing for nothing the rest of the season.

Brendan Rodgers has left Celtic and is set to replace Claude Puel at Leicester City.

By the weekend's game, Neil Lennon is expected to be holding the reins at Celtic Park, but news of his return has not softened the blow for Sutton. "The timing of it stinks".

"He can be the man not just to take them to 10-in-a-row but to 11, to 12, to 13, to 14... if the board go on and back him this summer then it could be anything". This is the job that Brendan said was his "dream job".

"I am really disappointed and I think there's a lot of Celtic fans out there as well who will feel let down".

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It leaves just Neil Lennon as their immediate fallback option, according to the paper, who was last seen exiting Hibernian under a dark cloud after a fall out with players and staff. Celtic are eight points clear of Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

In his first season as manager of Celtic, Rodgers won the 2016-17 title and became the first boss to complete a Scottish top-flight season unbeaten for 118 years.

"In terms of how Brendan has left the club, I think he has left the club in a tough situation", continued Sutton. Brendan Rodgers is a top coach and I wish him well.

"The bottom line - this absolutely stinks". When I was having a hard time he was the first person to pick up the phone, so I have the upmost respect for him, and it's a loss to Scottish football.

Leicester are understood to have told Rodgers they want to make a permanent appointment immediately, meaning he will have to sacrifice his ambitions of winning a "treble treble" in Scotland if he wants the Leicester job.

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