Leicester stance revealed as Newcastle target Rodgers

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Newcastle United’s English head coach Steve Bruce (L) and Leicester City’s Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers (R) (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has been named as a Newcastle United target to potentially become the Magpies’ new boss

Several national reports on the subject of Newcastle’s interest in Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers have emerged over the last week, following the Magpies’ takeover by a wealthy Saudi Arabian consortium. In fact, there are so many sports media outlets writing about the speculation that it becomes so realistic and therefore difficult to argue with or deny.

Rodgers is a marvellous manager overall, head coach or whatever name you’d like to associate with the Northern Irishman. He has made some mistakes in his time at King Power Stadium. Yet to put that into perspective: imagine how many errors you’ve made at work over the almost three years of Rodgers’ tenure.

If the #RodgersOut movement has its slightly misguided way, the Foxes would sack the former Liverpool boss and seek a new gaffer. Unfortunately for them and the pursuing rich Geordies, it appears as though LCFC‘s stance on Rodgers is emphatic:

Leicester City’s owners will do all they can do hold on to Brendan Rodgers if Newcastle United opt to make a formal approach to the Foxes boss

Scott Wilson, The Northern Echo

How Leicester City’s international contingent got on this Sunday

Kelechi Iheanacho – who has clearly recovered from the knock he received whilst with Nigeria – played versus Central African Republic this past weekend. The Super Eagles managed a 2-0 win and are at the top of their group.

Youri Tielemans and Timothy Castagne also featured for their country, Belgium, against Italy. In that Nations League third-fourth place playoff, the Italians were victorious 2-1. There is more here at lcfc.com.