Brendan Rodgers was today non-committal when touching on finding a new Chief Scout at Leicester City.

This is despite the fact the Foxes had been previously linked with Celtic Head of Recruitment Lee Congerton.

Rodgers was the man who brought Congerton to Celtic back in 2017. He also defended his work amid much scrutiny earlier this year.

The likes of Anderlecht have also been linked with an interest. TalkSPORT reported earlier this month that the Welshman was apparently keen on a move abroad.

Lee Congerton (left) has been linked with Anderlecht and Leicester City (Ian Horrocks – Sunderland AFC/Getty Images)

But there’s been no further action taken by either Anderlecht or Leicester. And, speaking in the Daily Record today, Rodgers didn’t seem to hint that Leicester had come up with an idea candidate yet to replace Eduardo Macia.

“I’m sure they’ll be a number of candidates. I will be involved. It will be a club appointment but it is important the manager is involved.

“I’m sure they’ll be a number of candidates. I will be involved. It will be a club appointment but it is important the manager is involved.

 

“He wants a fresh challenge but is a really good guy. The club will go through process of finding a replacement.”

Leicester seem no closer to taking Congerton

This doesn’t give off the same vibe as it the original link to Anderlecht and Leicester did. It was almost as if we were to believe Congerton just about had his bags packed and it was only a matter of time.

But, so far, it doesn’t seem as though Leicester are actually any closer now than they were when Rodgers came in when it comes to taking Congerton.

Brendan Rodgers stated that Leicester haven’t identified an outstanding candidate for Chief Scout (Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Added to that, the Celtic Head of Recruitment has been in discussions with Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell about next season. Therefore, if Congerton is looking at trying to nab some transfer targets, he hardly looks set to leave.

It could be the case that Rodgers really pushes for him when Leicester begin their process. But there’s no reason to believe he’s a firm favourite outside of the fact he’s worked with him before.

Considering there’s been no reported progress in the Anderlecht interest either, it doesn’t exactly look like Congerton is close to an exit just yet.