EX-Celtic ace Chris Sutton has led reaction to the news Brendan Rodgers is set to leave the Parkhead club.

As reported first by the Evening Times, the Hoops boss has left to succeed Claude Puel at Leicester City.

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It is understood Kolo Toure and assistant Chris Davies will join Rodgers at the Premier League club.

Neil Lennon is expected to take over at Celtic until the end of the season.

Sutton, 45, took to Twitter to call the move “surprising timing.”

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The former striker, who played for Celtic from 2000 to 2006, wrote: “Neil Lennon looks like he’s back in at Celtic... Brendan Rodgers off to Leicester... surprising timing for Brendan to leave now and not in the summer…”

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