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

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

During his unveiling as the club's new assistant manager after the departure of Brendan Rodgers and Chris Davies, Kennedy said: "He'll [McGregor] miss probably the next game or two then we'll take it from there".

The former Watford, Reading and Swansea City boss has since agreed to succeed Claude Puel after the Frenchman was sacked by Leicester on Sunday.

The verve and swagger returned with a fine opening goal from Demarai Gray to set Leicester on the way towards a first victory since Boxing Day at the King Power Stadium, in front of their new manager.

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.

Towards the end of Hibs" first season back in the top flight, Lennon said in May 2018: "We look like we are going to finish fourth, which is unacceptable for me.

Rodgers told Celtic's club website: "It has been a real honour to serve the club and its supporters across the past three seasons".

"This is a club that means a hell of a lot to me - as a player and as a manager".

Lennon, a former Celtic player and manager, will be in charge for the club's match against Hearts on Wednesday.

I'm just delighted to be here. The game is always action packed and the recent developments will only further ensured we'll see another dramatic 90 minutes once again.

"It feels great. I know I'm joining a fantastic club that has grown so quickly over these last few years". This is an opportunity he wished to pursue and that is something we have to respect.

The Scottish champions were on for a treble treble under Rodgers, an unparalleled achievement in domestic football. His achievements are historic. "The fact that Rangers beat Celtic just after Christmas, that's a worrying sign for Brendan Rodgers".

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