Scottish champion Celtic has given Brendan Rodgers permission to talk to Leicester about the English Premier League club’s managerial vacancy.

Leicester fired Claude Puel on Sunday and Celtic said on Tuesday it was approached about Rodgers.

In a statement, Celtic says, “Brendan has indicated to the Club that this is an opportunity he wishes to investigate further and therefore, very reluctantly, the club has granted him permission to speak to Leicester City.”

Celtic coach Brendan Rodgers gestures to players during their Europa League round of 32, second leg, soccer match between Valencia and Celtic at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Celtic coach Brendan Rodgers gestures to players during their Europa League round of 32, second leg, soccer match between Valencia and Celtic at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

Rodgers has been at Celtic since 2016 after a three-year spell leading Liverpool, including a runner-up finish in the Premier League in 2014.

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