Leicester paid Celtic £9m for Brendan Rodgers’ move

According to Sky Sports News, Former Premier League champions Leicester City reportedly paid Celtic about £9million to bring manager Brendan Rodgers and his support staff to England.


Leicester appointed Brendan Rodgers in February after parting ways with Claude Puel, who had led the team through seven games without a single win.


The former liverpool manager had the chance to win a Treble at Celtic Park this term, but opted to return to England after the Foxes made it crystal clear to him that they wanted to make a sudden appointment.


The tactician is believed to have had a buyout clause of £6million his Celtic contract, which the Premier league side reportedly met.


The coming of assistant boss Chris Davies, first-team tactician Kolo Toure and performance head Glen Driscoll from Scotland are thought to have resulted in an overall fee of £9million for Leicester City.


The Boss has won a game and lost another of his first two matches in charge at Leicester City, while Scottish premiership side Celtic replaced him with former manager Neil Lennon until the current season ends.


In other news, Scotland Police have confirmed six persons were arrested on Sunday during the Scottish Premiership encounter between Celtic and arch-rivals Rangers.


After an expected fiery encounter that saw the Hoops beat visitors Rangers 2-1, three persons were arrested for breaches of Public peace and another three persons for offences relating with public order.


The public order offences include trying to gain entry into the match venue with Alcohol, resisting arrest and being drunk and incapable.


In the course of the match, Rangers attacker Alfredo Morelos was sent off early in the opening half for lashing out at Scott Brown.


Trouble erupted the more at the tail end of the encounter as Andy Halliday eas red carded after reacting angrily to the Celtic Captain allegedly celebrating right in front of the visiting Rangers fan.

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