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Former Celtic boss Lennon could manage Leicester while they wait for Rodgers

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Former Celtic boss Lennon could manage Leicester while they wait for Rodgers

Leicester City may have to wait until the summer to land Brendan Rodgers to replace Claude Puel and in the meantime, Neil Lennon can help fill the gap.

Leicester City want Neil Lennon to take caretaker charge until the end of the season after Claude Puel’s sacking, according to the Sun.

They report that the Foxes want Brendan Rodgers to take over from the Frenchman but may be forced to wait until the end of the season to get their man.

And while they wait for the current Celtic boss, they reportedly want a former Bhoys boss to take the reigns in the meantime, with the team in no immediate danger of relegation.

 

Lennon played for Leicester between 1996 and 2000, making 170 league appearances for the Foxes and is out of work after leaving Hibernian earlier this year.

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Leicester reportedly want Rodgers to the extent that they are willing to pay £6m for his services but know they are unlikely to get the Northern Irishman until the end of the season because he is in hot pursuit of a treble treble in Scotland.

Lennon has a connection with the Foxes but it would be a managerial step up for him to take the Leicester job and it remains to be seen whether he has got the credentials to manage in the English top flight.

But if he agrees to come to his former club while they line up Rodgers, he could be key to Leicester’s pursuit of the former Liverpool boss.

 

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