Newcastle have been linked with a swoop for Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers since the takeover.

Rodgers took Leicester to FA Cup glory in May and has helped them gatecrash the ‘big six’ in recent seasons.

They have been desperately unlucky to miss out in Champions League qualification in the past two campaigns, falling away late on.

And the Times have reported what leading figures and Newcastle sources have said about the prospect of hiring Rodgers.

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They claim that leading figures at the club think it is not the time to hire Rodgers.

Perhaps he is one to keep in mind for the next step of Newcastle’s development, when relegation will hopefully no longer be a danger.

 

They report that club sources also think it would be an expensive swoop, due to his compensation package and salary.

That would be on top of the compensation due to Steve Bruce if he is removed as expected.

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Rodgers is an outstanding manager, who plays attractive, ambitious football.

Leicester were 11th when Rodgers took over in February 2019, so when Newcastle are at that level in the table, he might be the man to take them to the next level.

It does not seem that the situation works right now, but of course that is all subject to change given how quickly things have moved with the takeover.

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