Mellowed Neil Lennon is back for a third spell at Celtic

Brendan Rodgers

It is perhaps a sign of how far Scottish football has fallen in the eyes of many that Rodgers made a decision to swerve the opportunity for more silverware with Celtic in order to move south of the border and to take charge of a mid-table Premier League club.

Leicester beat Brighton 2-1 this week with Rodgers in the stands, meanwhile Neil Lennon has taken over as caretaker in Glasgow until the end of the season.

Leicester City has named Brendan Rodgers as its new manager, the club announced on Tuesday, just two days after firing Claude Puel. I will be doing all I can to continue the great work that has gone on in recent years. I know it's an old cliche, but we'll just take it game by game.

"My focus right now is Rangers and we've got a big fixture tomorrow against Dundee".

Fabian Schar's stunning long-range effort put Rafa Benitez's men in front before Sean Longstaff scored his first goal for the club to give Newcastle a commanding half-time lead they never looked like surrendering.

"He loves the club", he told Sky Sports.

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"I'll be leaning on (assistant manager) John Kennedy a lot, he knows the machinations, and I'll be relying on John very much so".

The Scottish champions were on for a treble treble under Rodgers, an unparalleled achievement in domestic football.

The following campaign saw Rodgers" Celtic set a new British record of 69 domestic games without defeat, while also completing an impressive "double treble' by winning the Scottish Premiership, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup once again. We've seen him crack before under that kind of pressure back when Walter Smith was Ibrox boss. This is an opportunity he wished to pursue and that is something we have to respect.

And Lennon, whose side are eight points clear at the top of the league and bidding for an eighth straight title, added: "Once you leave Celtic, it's not the same".

"I would personally like to thank Brendan for all he has given to the club".

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