CELTIC hero John Hartson reckons Brendan Rodgers will NOT be leaving Parkhead in the near future.

The Hoops’ manager has again been linked with a return to England where he has managed Liverpool and Swansea in the past before taking over at the Hoops in May 2016.

Following Leicester City’s 4-1 thrashing against Crystal Palace at the King Power stadium yesterday and today’s subsequent sacking of Claude Puel, former Anfield star Michael Owen mentioned the Irishman and claimed the 46-year-old would be eager to prove himself as one of the best in the world in the Premier League.

Hartson, who was appearing alongside the former England international striker on the BT Sport programme, insisted there was NO WAY Rodgers would consider swapping Glasgow for the Midlands.

The former Parkhead frontman said: “I would be amazed if Brendan Rodgers came here because he is living the dream at Celtic.

“He is in his dream job, he loves the city, he loves working with the young players.

ON THE BAWL…John HartsonĀ insists Brendan Rodgers will not walk away from Celtic.

“Celtic don’t have the finances to go big and spend millions and millions of pounds on new signings.

“If Brendan Rodgers was to go on and win that magical 10-in-a-row then he would be able to walk on water.

“He has managed Liverpool, he is very wealthy, it’s not about money. He is young, he has time on his hands to move from Celtic when the time is right.

“He plays European football most seasons at Celtic. For me, he wants to improve them and get better results in Europe.

“They showed the other night against Valencia when it was 11 v 11 they looked more likely to get the first goal.

“I don’t see him leaving Celtic. He is on a long-term contract, he is absolutely worshipped and I don’t think he will come to Leicester over Celtic.”

Rodgers goes into the spotlight again this afternoon as he leads Celtic into their league encounter against Motherwell at Parkhead where another three points are up for grabs in the club’s quest for their eighth successive Premiership crown.

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