Leicester City Coach Brendan Rodgers has made it clear he is enjoying his job and not interested in crossing over to Newcastle. Rodgers has been pointed at as one of the manager that would take over at St James Park following the takeover of the hitherto embattled club by Super Investors.
Steve Bruce is currently in charge at St James’ Park, but he is expected to be relieved of his duties following Newcastle’s takeover by a Saudi Arabia-backed consortium.
Former Liverpool and Celtic boss Rodgers, who led Leicester to FA Cup glory last season, had been mentioned in some quarters as a possible target for Newcastle’s ownership.
In his two full seasons in charge, he has twice led them to fifth-place finishes and a 1-0 cup final defeat of Chelsea in May.
Newcastle’s 14 years under the ownership of Mike Ashley came to an end last week when the takeover of the club by the Saudi-backed group was finalised.
Bruce has led Newcastle to 13th and 12th-place finishes in his two seasons in charge but they have made a poor start this term and are second from bottom, with just three points from seven games.
Newcastle’s new owners have riches beyond most other clubs’ dreams, but they have made it abundantly clear they want to run their new business in a sustainable way.
Aside from Rodgers other coaches that have been mentioned include current Rangers coach Steven Gerrard and former Chelea manager Frank Lampard.