Leicester City paid over £9 million to appoint Brendan Rodgers as their new manager, according to the Telegraph.

The Foxes had to pay Celtic over £9 million to get their new man, with Rodgers having the clause in his contract that meant Leicester had to pay the fee to get him to move to the East Midlands.

Rodgers signed a new deal with Celtic in April 2017 that inserted the clause, and meant that the former Premier League champions paid way more than the £4 million that Everton had to pay to appoint Marco Silva.

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Also moving to Leicester was assistant manager Chris Davies, first-team coach Kolo Toure and head of performance Glen Driscoll, meaning that the eventual fee was over £ 9 million.

Rodgers left the Hoops with Celtic sitting top of the Scottish Premiership.

Neil Lennon was appointed as Rodgers’ interim successor, with the Northern Irishman coming back for a second spell at Celtic Park.

Celtic are reportedly disappointed that Rodgers decided to leave the club, with fans angry that Rodgers decided to jump ship with two months of the season still remaining.

However, they also believe they have made some good business by getting the £9 million fee for the former Liverpool manager.

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