3 managers who could replace Brendan Rodgers if he leaves

By Jay Williams

October 5, 2018

Brendan Rodgers’ future as Celtic manager is one that is often spoken about in the media.

Whether he decides to leave or Celtic decide to part ways with him, Rodgers’ future seems to be a subject that is widely discussed.

In the summer, Rodgers was linked with a move to the Chinese Super League. But despite that £8m offer, Rodgers opted to stay at Celtic Park.

It was an odd thing for Rodgers to come out and say. The Celtic manager, therefore, could easily be tempted by other offers in the future.

And if Rodgers does depart, here are three potential replacements that Celtic could bring in.

Neil Lennon

Neil Lennon spent seven years as a player and four years as Celtic manager. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Lennon is a Celtic favourite. Could the return be on the cards?

The former midfield man and manager of four years is currently with Hibernian.

Lennon has done an incredible job at Hibs, and is interested in a move back to Glasgow.

The former Northern Ireland international would surely relish the chance to work for Celtic again.

Marcelo Bielsa

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United sit top of the Championship. (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Leeds pulled off a coup by appointing Argentine coach Bielsa in the summer.

The 63-year-old is already doing wonders at Elland Road and he has Leeds top of the Championship, playing some majestic football.

His unorthodox methods are well-documented; he deploys a 3-3-3-1 formation sometimes.

But perhaps this maverick approach would be refreshing at Celtic and he would be an exciting appointment.

Eddie Howe

Eddie Howe has got Bournemouth promoted from League 2 to the Premier League. (Photo by AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

Howe is one of the best young British managers in the game.

The 40-year-old’s success at Bournemouth cannot be understated. He has now overseen the Cherries’ rise to becoming an established Premier League outfit, and therefore is a natural candidate.

If Celtic could get Howe in, he could be their long-term manager and replacement for Rodgers.