As Brendan Rodgers guided Celtic back on course with a 4-2 weekend win over Hibernian, reports circled that two Premier League sides had courted his services.
The Evening Times reported that Rodgers was being eyed up as a potential new manager for Premier League basement club Newcastle United.
Like Celtic, the Magpies are a huge, historic club, but why would Rodgers want to go there now? In that event, the man who is viewed as a messiah in the north east, Rafa Benitez, would have left the club; that’s the most high-profile and popular manager Newcastle have had since Sir Bobby Robson either getting the bullet or walking away.
So what chance would Rodgers have? Premier League budgets tend to blow Celtic’s out of the water, but Mike Ashley is absurdly tight on the Newcastle pursestrings. It would be a poisoned chalice; definitely a job to avoid right now.
The same report claimed that Leicester City are also in the hunt for Rodgers. Despite being a less historic club than both Celtic and Newcastle, that one may appeal the most.
The 2015-16 title-winning side has been dismantled and a young, pacy squad has been assembled in its place. The foundations are there; the club just wants a more adventurous manager than Claude Puel.
Rodgers could be that man, but the Foxes job is hardly an irresistible lure. Celtic haven’t been blown out of the water just yet.