Date: 25th April 2019 at 12:00pm
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Former Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers refused to be drawn this week on speculation linking Leicester City with a move for Celtic Head of Recruitment Lee Congerton, as reported by The Scottish Sun.

Last month, outlets such as The Daily Record reported that Congerton could be on his way to the Foxes after Edu Marcia left the English Premier League outfit.

Congerton is a well known ally of Rodgers, who helped bring him to Celtic as the club’s recruitment chief back in early 2017.

Asked if Leicester were any closer to appointing Congerton or any other replacement for Marcia, Rodgers was vague with his response.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the former Celtic boss said:

I know the club is progressing with some candidates, but there is nothing new to add. There is still work going on behind the scenes and we have a number of recruitment staff still here compiling the list for the types of players, and then the club will appoint someone hopefully soon.

The club is working very hard behind the scenes identifying the types of players we can bring in, but that is ongoing.

The club will ask my opinion on it. I will always work with the club on identifying the talent and people coming in hopefully can bring the talent in, but ultimately it will be the decision of the club, but I am happy with that.

Congerton will be busy working on Celtic’s recruitment right now, with interim boss Neil Lennon confirming last month that discussions were underway about the kind of players we could be signing at the club this summer.

Fans haven’t been particularly impressed with the players coming into the side since Congerton was appointed but he has had some successes like Odsonne Edouard.

Hopefully if he does exit, for Leicester or anywhere else, then it’s done with as much notice as possible and ideally outside of a transfer window, with upheaval certainly unhelpful when we are trying to deliver targets.

 

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