Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers a target of Southampton - reports

Southampton are reportedly interested in luring Brendan Rodgers back to the English Premier League.

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The South Coast club are on the lookout for a new boss after sacking Mauricio Pellegrino on Monday evening.

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The Argentine leaves with the Saints just one point above the relegation zone after failure to win their last four league games.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers. Picture: SNS

According to the Scottish Sun, vice-chairman Les Reed is said to be an admirer of the Celtic boss and will push for his consideration.

Mark Hughes is the current odds-on bookmakers’ favourite, while former Watford and Hull City boss Marco Silva is also said to be in the hunt.

Rodgers is currently on a four-year, £2.5million-per-season contract at Parkhead and has previously stated his long-term commitment to the Ladbrokes Premiership leaders.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers. Picture: SNS