According to Sky Italy’s Gianluca Di Marzio, Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is ‘in pole position’ to become the new manager of Newcastle United.
The renowned journalist – who has over a million followers on Twitter – states that the Saudi consortium ‘has chosen Rodgers as their new manager’, but know a sizeable clause would have to be paid to secure the 48-year-old.
Sky Italy claim that a €16m clause (£13.5m) would have to be activated to take him away from the King Power Stadium – a huge fee, yet one the PIF would have no trouble paying given they are worth around £320 billion.
Time will tell if there’s any truth in this, however it is worth noting that his odds went from 12/1 on Monday to 7/4 just yesterday – a big drop that left him the bookies favourite to replace Steve Bruce.
Here’s a snippet from Di Marzio’s piece this afternoon:
The new Newcastle ownership has chosen Rodgers as their new manager. The clause has to be paid to Leicester
The first step to relaunch Newcastle starts right from the bench. The name in pole position to lead the “The Magpies” is that of Brendan Rodgers current manager of Leicester City.
To free him, Newcastle would have to pay the 16 million clause .
Rodgers, therefore, could be the man on whom to build the new course.
With Rodgers spearheading an impressive era at Leicester City, having plenty of Premier League experience and delivering an FA Cup to the Foxes fans, he ticks so many boxes.
Many question whether he’d swap Leicester for a side sat second bottom of the Premier League, however some wonder if he has taken them as far as he can following their poor start to the 2021/22 season.
Would you like to see Rodgers in the hot seat at St James’ Park?