Former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is not interested in taking over as Newcastle United manager. The 48-year-old has enjoyed a successful two-and-a-half-year spell at the King Power Stadium following his midnight flit from Lennoxtown.
According to Mail Online, Rodgers is not interested in taking over the role with the newly-rich Magpies. After a Saudi-backed takeover, Newcastle are said to have millions at their disposal to spend. However, Rodgers would rather wait until the Manchester City job becomes available.
Rodgers was at the Celtic helm for two and a half years. The ex-Liverpool manager won seven trophies in a row, an Invincible Treble, a 69-game unbeaten run and numerous other successes before being replaced by Neil Lennon when he left for Leicester in February 2019. Supporters will likely recognise how impressive Rodgers’ time at the club was and a lot of people realised that there were issues at a boardroom level that lead to his departure, which was emphasised by the off-field mess of last season.
It is merely a rumour at this stage but Rodgers would certainly fit the profile of a Manchester City manager. The eighteen months until Guardiola’s contract expires will prove to be telling for a number of reasons.
Rodgers has enjoyed success with Leicester, finishing fifth twice and winning an FA Cup but having been at Celtic and Liverpool, you would think he would want another move back to one of the largest football clubs in the UK.