Former Celtic favourite Chris Sutton has suggested that Brendan Rodgers could be about to do to Leicester City what he did to the Hoops less than a year ago.

There has been media speculation in recent days that Arsenal could look to Rodgers to replace the sacked Unai Emery at the Emirates (The Mirror).

This evening, speaking after Leicester’s dramatic win over Everton, the former Celtic man appeared to suggest there’s a release clause in his contract that would allow the Gunners to make an approach, although he stressed he was happy at the club.


As quoted by the BBC (01/12 live match page, 18:56), he said: “Listen, there are probably clauses in most managers’ contracts. It’s all hypothetical. We got a brilliant win. We came back very well. I made a change eight, nine months ago. I feel so happy. We still have a lot of work to do.

“I’ve been very fortunate to work with some brilliant clubs and great institutions. The ambition was to help the club to arrive in the top six.”

For Sutton, it’s all rather familiar, suggesting that the Foxes should be worried on Twitter tonight.


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It comes after the outspoken pundit spoke at length on Saturday, suggesting that the Invincibles manager was the best man for the job at the Gunners.

As quoted by BT Sport, he said: “He left the team he supported as a boy and the best job in the world to downgrade and go to Leicester, so why wouldn’t he want to upgrade and go to Arsenal?

“If you’re a Leicester fan, wouldn’t you want to hear Brendan Rodgers come out and say: ‘I’m totally committed to Leicester, I’m not going to go to Arsenal’.

“He had the chance to do that yesterday, and did he? No.”

Former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Surely not?

Rodgers famously ditched Celtic last season at a critical period, with two trophies still up for grabs. Neil Lennon came in, settled the ship and ultimately led the Hoops to glory, but the Leicester man’s exit is unlikely to be forgotten amongst Hoops supporters any time soon.

For many in England it may seem far-fetched he’d leave currently second-placed Leicester to take charge at the Gunners, but I personally wouldn’t be shocked at all.

As Sutton points out, he left his supposed boyhood club for Leicester, so why would he show any loyalty at the King Power Stadium?

With Rodgers, predictions seem fruitless, but Henrik Larsson’s former striker partner seems to think it’s in the offing. It’d certainly be fireworks all over again.

Leicester can’t say they weren’t warned.

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