Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has ‘no interest’ in Newcastle job, as new Saudi owners look for Steve Bruce replacement


With Steve Bruce set to be sacked by Newcastle, the club’s new owners are on the hunt for a new manager.

It won’t be Brendan Rodgers, however, with reports stating the Leicester boss is ‘not interested’ in taking the job at St James’ Park.

Brendan Rodgers is staying at Leicester

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Brendan Rodgers is staying at Leicester

The former Liverpool and Celtic boss Rodgers won the FA Cup with Leicester last season and has been touted as a possible replacement for Bruce. 

Sky Sports News are reporting the Northern Irishman is happy at Leicester and believes there is still a lot to achieve with his current squad. 

The Foxes have struggled so far this season and are currently 13th in the Premier League, with just two wins so far this campaign. 

Steve Bruce is still Newcastle manager… for now

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Steve Bruce is still Newcastle manager… for now

Newcastle were bought by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund last week and are looking to replace current boss Bruce. 

The Magpies are now one of the wealthiest clubs in world football and, as well as Rodgers, have been linked with some big names who could potentially take the reins on Tyneside. 

Former Chelsea managers Antonio Conte and Frank Lampard are two names that have been linked with the job, along with the likes of Lucien Favre and Steven Gerrard. 

Graham Potter has also been linked with the Newcastle job

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Graham Potter has also been linked with the Newcastle job

Former Premier League striker Darren Bent has stated that he would have preferred Rodgers to get the job over any of those names but his other shout – Brighton boss Graham Potter – could still be an option, however. 

“You’re hearing about some of the names that are being linked now, top-end coaches like Conte and people like that,” the former Premier League striker told the talkSPORT Breakfast

“Who gets Newcastle to that point? You can’t get him straight away as Newcastle are second bottom in the table. 

“I heard the Lampard shout, but I’d probably go for Graham Potter or Brendan Rodgers, I’d put both them two above him.” 





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