Brendan Rodgers looks set to join Leicester City to take over from Claude Puel, after the Frenchman was sacked on Monday following his side’s embarrassing defeat to Crystal Palace at the weekend.

Losing 4-1 at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday was the straw that finally broke the camel’s back when it came to Claude Puel’s time at Leicester City. The manager was under pressure at the end of last season but kept hold of his job.

After a run of four defeats at home, including a loss to relegation threatened Cardiff City, the Foxes called time of the former Southampton manager’s time at the King Power Stadium.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers was soon placed as the favourite to take over from Puel and according to reports north of the border from The Herald the Northern Irishman is set to take the job.

The report claims that coach Kolo Toure and assistant Chris Davies will join him in the midlands and he will be replaced at Celtic Park by former Leicester midfielder Neil Lennon, back for his second spell with the Hoops.

Rodgers built his reputation as a coach at Chelsea before moving to Watford and then Reading as manager.

It was at Swansea City where he really made his reputation as a manager, helping the Welsh side get promoted into the Premier League for the first time and cementing their place in the top tier.

In 2012 he moved to Liverpool and the 46 year old was desperately unlucky not to win the Premier League with the Reds, finishing second in 2014 with his side scoring 101 league goals in the process

North of the border Rodgers has won the domestic treble three times and secured the Scottish League Cup for the third time earlier this season.

There’s a good chance he would have secured a third title this season but the lure of coming back to the Premier League was obviously too much to reject.

Will Leicester have enough character?


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