Brendan Rodgers has emerged as a front-runner to replace Steve Bruce at English Championship Aston Villa, according to The Scottish Sun.
The paper say that Villa want a British-based experienced manager to bring long-term success to the struggling Birmingham outfit after getting rid of Bruce earlier this week.
Villa are a big club but this seems like a rumour that isn’t going anywhere fast, for two reasons – one, they would have to pay a lot of money to buy the manager out of his Celtic contract and two, a move back down to the English Championship is surely a step down for the Hoops boss.
Things haven’t exactly been rosy for Rodgers at the start of the 2018/19 season, but ditching the club to move to the English lower leagues seems like a poor career choice.
The Celtic Park manager revealed last month that a potential move to the Chinese Super League was rejected in the summer despite massive amounts of money being on offer.
No doubt the papers will run with this speculation for as long as the post is vacant at Villa Park, so let’s hope they make an appointment soon.