As reported by The Scotsman, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers’ achievements in his first two seasons in Glasgow have lead to some strong interest from Premier League club Southampton.

The Saints have just sacked their previous boss Mauricio Pellegrini after a poor run of form, leaving the club right in a relegation scrap.

Vice-Chairman Lees Reed is said to be keen on bringing Rodgers to the south coast and will be putting his name in the mix alongside the likes of Mark Hughes and Marco Silva.

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Former Stoke manager Hughes appears to be the front runner and despite the outstanding qualities of Rodgers being made clear in his time at Celtic, it looks like a switch back to the Premier League will be unlikely.

Rodgers has made it clear that he is loving life managing the team he has supported all his life. He signed a four year deal in April last year, with the 45-year old currently scooping up £2.5 million a year at Parkhead.

He has been a revelation since taking over from Ronny Deila in the summer of 2016 and will look to continue his success as he aims to lead the side to back-to-back trebles.