Journalist Shaun Custis has discussed the possibility of Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers moving to Newcastle United in the near future.
The Foxes manager is reportedly one of the names being mentioned as a potential replacement for current Toon boss Steve Bruce, who looks set to be sacked by the new Newcastle United board following their purchase of the club last week as part of a sweeping set of changes at St. James’ Park.
The new owners of the club have expressed their desire to take the club forward, and Rodgers certainly has experience near the top of the table, having guided Liverpool to second place in 2013/14, as well as achieving back-to-back 5th-place finishes in the league with Leicester City on top of their FA Cup victory last season.
Speaking about the likely soon-to-be vacant spot at St. James’ Park on TalkSport, Custis hinted that he would like to see Rodgers take on the role, saying that he would fancy the challenge, whilst also suggesting the move would be an upgrade in terms of club status:
“So who would I like to see? I genuinely believe a manager of the calibre of somebody like Brendan Rodgers would probably be a brilliant fit there. And he might fancy the challenge, because – and I’m sorry, Leicester fans – Newcastle is a bigger club than Leicester City.”
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Whilst Custis could be right in suggesting that Rodgers might fancy the challenge at Newcastle in taking them forward in their new regime, as with most things, there is more than one party involved when it comes to Rodgers leaving.
And according to a report in The Northern Echo, Rodgers remains “extremely popular” with the ownership at the King Power Stadium and that any interest from Newcastle United would be “firmly rebuffed” by the club’s owners.
But given how Rodgers has previously jumped ship for other opportunities in the past, and with the prospect of working for the richest owners in football dangling in front of him, it isn’t unthinkable to imagine that he might hold the desire to move clubs again.
So it will be up to the Leicester board to do everything that they can to keep hold of him as they carry on their own transformation under the Northern Irishman.