Rodgers close to Celtic return

Rodgers close to Celtic return

Former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is on the verge of a sensational return to Celtic, three years after leaving the club for Leicester City.

After being approached by suitors in England, Rodgers left the Scottish giants to take charge of Leicester in the English Premier League in 2019. He won an FA Cup with the English side but was sacked this year.

Rodgers' replacement, Ange Postecoglou, also had a successful period in Glasgow, but he has now left Celtic to join Tottenham Hotspur.

The names touted as Postecoglou's replacement have come in the form of David Moyes, Neill Lennon, Graham Potter, and former Celtic boss Rodgers.

According to a report from The Guardian this week, Rodgers has signed a deal to return to the treble winners. The outlet states, "Talks between Rodgers, Celtic's main shareholder, Dermot Desmond, and other members of the Scottish champions' board have progressed positively to the point where a second tenure is all-but sealed."

The former Liverpool coach's move to England was not well received by Celtic supporters at the time, but he previously said he would 'not rule out a return' to Glasgow. Rodgers said, "That challenge may come again. It was a real challenge to go in that challenge may come in the future, and I would have absolutely no hesitation in going back.

"An incredible club. Like everything else in life, it's just about timing. Whether I will be received back or not is a different story, but would I go back to Celtic? Absolutely," Brendan Rodgers added.

It seems that the club have made headway in reappointing Rodgers.

Rodgers achieved an unprecedented domestic treble in his first season at Celtic (2016-2017), winning the Scottish Premiership, Scottish Cup, and Scottish League Cup, a feat he repeated in the following two seasons.

Additionally, he won the Scottish Cup and the Scottish League Cup in all three seasons of his tenure and led Celtic to an invincible season in 2016-2017, winning all three major domestic trophies without a single loss.