Brendan Rodgers back to Celtic as ex-Liverpool and Leicester boss agrees return
Celtic are set to announce the return of Brendan Rodgers as their manager.
talkSPORT understands that terms have been agreed for Rodgers to take the job for a second time, with an announcement expected this week.
Rodgers was sacked by Leicester in April and replaced by Dean Smith, who was unable to guide the Foxes away from Premier League relegation.
It was a sorry end to his FA Cup and Community Shield-winning stint, but Rodgers is now poised to make his comeback at Celtic, where he enjoyed huge success before an acromonious exit.
The Northern Irishman won two Scottish trebles in two seasons at Celtic Park before departing for Leicester in February of the 2018/19 season.
The timing of his departure – with Celtic on the verge of a treble treble – left many fans furious.
But Celtic chiefs believe he can win any disgruntled supporters over in time and he will replace Ange Postecoglou, who similarly won a treble last season before leaving the side for Tottenham.
Meanwhile, it is claimed Rodgers will become the highest-paid manager in the club’s history upon his return.
Many fans were left disappointed by Rodgers’ exit in 2019, but the former Liverpool boss never shut the door on a return.
Speaking after his departure, he said: “That challenge may come in the future and I would have absolutely no hesitation in going back.
“An incredible club. Like everything else in life, it’s just about timing.
“Whether I will be received back or not is a different story but would I go back to Celtic? Absolutely.”