Brendan Rodgers has been earmarked by Newcastle as a potential replacement for Rafa Benitez while it is also reported that Leicester City are keeping tabs on the Celtic manager.

Newcastle are bottom of the Premier League and without a win in nine games while Leicester, who play Arsenal tonight, are currently tenth with Claude Puel under pressure with the Foxes.

Rodgers has already revealed that he has knocked back interest from other clubs in his time at Celtic, with the 45-year-old also confirmed earlier this season that an unnamed Chinese club made a lucrative approach to him during the summer.

Rodgers reiterated his summer frustrations in the aftermath of the convincing 4-2 win over Hibs on Saturday afternoon, although he did indicate that he felt as though Celtic were finally finding their feet again after a turbulent start to the season.

“We stood still as a club when we should have really gone into another gear,” he said as he reflected on the result that took Celtic into second spot. “We didn’t do that but now we’re starting to move again. We’re starting to play with quality and at a level I know we can play at.”

Meanwhile, Australian midfielder Tom Rogic has called upon Celtic to start building some momentum in the aftermath of the win over Neil Lennon’s side at the weekend.

Rogic netted the opening goal of the game and revealed in the aftermath of the encounter that Celtic felt as though they had a point to prove.

With the Parkhead side facing up to Thursday’s Europa League game against Liepzig before taking on league leaders Hearts in the League Cup and then in a top-of-the-table league clash, Rogic is looking for Celtic to maintain the standard they have set in recent games.

“It was good to score but the most important thing was that we got the win,” the midfielder told Celtic TV. “We could have been a bit more clinical and distanced ourselves further in the match. We let them back into the match but we got there and probably could have scored a few more.

“Hibs are a strong team, they have been in good form so we wanted to prove a point at home in front of a full crowd and I think we did that. It was a strong performance and we need to build a bit of momentum now because there are a lot of games coming up.”

That sentiment was echoed by James Forrest who believes that Celtic are starting to hit their best form after a slow start to the season.

“I think in the last few games we have seen that we are getting back to our best and creating more chances,” said the winger. “We scored four but could have scored more.”