Brendan Rodgers

Premier League clubs warned they will have to pay £9 million compensation for Celtic boss Rodgers

Several Premier League clubs are monitoring the situation of Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers, although they will have to pay a compensation fee of £9 million to secure his services.

Rodgers has been heavily linked with moves to Southampton, Newcastle, and Leicester recently, with all three clubs managers under pressure, although the Sun report that they are all concerned about the size of the compensation fee Celtic will demand.

He was also rumoured to be on the list of candidates to replace Steve Bruce as Aston Villa boss, before former Brentford boss Dean Smith took over the reigns at Villa Park.

The Northern Irishman has also been mentioned as a left-field candidate to take over at a few of the top six Premier League clubs over the last 12 months, but that seems hugely unrealistic at the present time.

Rodgers managed Liverpool between 2012-2015 after impressing during his time as Swansea boss. He would take the Anfield outfit to within a whisker of winning their first Premier League crown in the 2013/14 season, but his side would eventually finish second to Man City that year and he was sacked in October 2015 after a steady decline in results and performances.

The 45-year-old then went North of the border to rebuild his career with Celtic where he has won the domestic treble twice in a row.

Although Rodgers has quite rightly been ridiculed for talking absolute toilet over the years, there can be little doubt that he is a talented coach who gets his teams playing attractive attacking football.

While The Hoops manager remains happy in Glasgow it is thought he would like the chance to prove himself in the Premier League again at some stage.


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