CELTIC have confirmed that Brendan Rodgers has been given permission to speak to Leicester City about the vacant manager's position at the club.

Celtic released a statement on their website, which read: "Celtic Football Club today confirmed that it has been approached by Leicester City FC to speak to Brendan Rodgers with regards to their current managerial vacancy.

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"Brendan has indicated to the Club that this is an opportunity he wishes to investigate further and therefore, very reluctantly, the Club has granted him permission to speak to Leicester City."

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It is belived that former Celtic manager Neil Lennon will return to the club for the rest of the season for a second stint in the Parkhead dugout.

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