Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers will reportedly turn down all Newcastle offers to take on Steve Bruce.
Bruce is expected to get the boot on Tyneside immediately after taking over the club last week.
Director Amanda Staveley was at the club’s training base this week and reportedly spoke to Bruce. But the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF), which is the club’s majority shareholder, has yet to give the green light to remove the 60-year-old.
Assistant coach Graeme Jones is set to step in for Bruce, who is about to take over his 1000th game over the weekend.
Newcastle are not only looking for a new coach, but also a new sporting director. And Luis Campos is the newest name in the frame.
However, your efforts to find a new coach will surely come first and Gianluca Di Marzio has reported that the former Celtic coach will be Rodgers is in “pole position” for the job. And the new toon bosses are ready to pay the £ 16m release clause in his contract.
The 48-year-old Northern Irishman has an excellent reputation in the game. He has shaped the success of Celtic and has returned to England to help Leicester Gate overthrow the top six.
Rodgers, however, who turned down the Spurs job earlier this year, has “no interest” in Newcastle’s project.
This line comes courtesy of the trusted journalist John Percy.
Brendan Rodgers won’t go #lcfc for Newcastle if / when Steve Bruce is fired. Not interested in the job and fully committed to Leicester
– John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) October 13, 2021
Apparently Rodgers Leicester is “wholeheartedly” committed. And he has a contract up June 2025 after signing a new contract in December 2019.
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Rodgers snubbed Tottenham, Arsenal
Former Liverpool coach Rodgers was also wanted by Arsenal. But he locked himself out of the race, saying he doesn’t have to “look elsewhere” before signing a new Foxes deal.
Spurs then knocked on Rodgers, who has been with King Power since February 2019, and said in April, “It’s football, there’s always speculation, every job that comes up there is always speculation with other managers.
“Tottenham is a fantastic club, a huge club, but my focus is here. I am in a world class training institution. We still want to develop the project we are in here and we still have a lot to do.
“I have a great connection with the players, the board, and we have plans to move forward.
“Although I have the energy and the luck to see this challenge continue, I am very happy to be here. You can’t stop the gossip, but I don’t think about it.
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