Manchester City are reportedly lining up a move for Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers should Pep Guardiola depart the club at the end of the season
The Spaniard allegedly has a clause in his ongoing contract with the reigning Premier League holders that would allow him to cut ties with City next summer.
Although Guardiola himself recently rejected the prospect of leaving the Etihad before his contract runs out in 2021, the Citizens have already started preparing themselves for life after their current boss.
Pep has entered his fourth year in charge of City, and after winning back-to-back league titles, he could reconsider his options at the end of the season, especially after seeing his side lose the title race to Liverpool in the first half of the campaign.
📰| Manchester City chiefs have identified Brendan Rodgers as a potential successor to Pep Guardiola.— City Chief (@City_Chief) December 15, 2019
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Well aware of the fact the 48-year-old lasted for no longer than four years at both Barcelona and Bayern Munich, City are exploring the option of hiring Brendan Rodgers, as reported by the Daily Mirror.
The Northern Irishman is enjoying a stellar season with Leicester, who currently sit second in the table, seven points clear of City and ten adrift of Liverpool.
Due to the Foxes’ eye-catching style of football, based on a quick transition and fast build-up play, Rodgers has become one of the most highly-rated managers in England’s top-tier.
He was quite successful at Celtic too, guiding the Bhoys to seven major domestic trophies after narrowly missing out on the Premier League title with Liverpool back in 2013/14.