CELTIC manager Brendan Rodgers has left the club to succeed Claude Puel at Leicester City.

It is understood that Kolo Toure and assistant Chris Davies will join Rodgers at the Premier League club.

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Neil Lennon is expected to take over at Celtic until the end of the season. 

Rodgers initially voiced his wish to remain in Glasgow for the remainder of the season as he pushed for an unprecedented treble treble. The 46-year-old was reluctant to sully his legacy by leaving the club at this stage of the season but Leicester made it clear yesterday that the offer was of an immediate and one-time invitation.

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Having dropped to 12th spot in the English Premier League, Leicester are wary of losing further ground given the finances dependant on league placings. 

Lennon will take charge of the team as Celtic look to continue their quest to make history with a third successive treble. John Kennedy, Damian Duff and Stephen McManus are expected to take charge of Wednesday's game against Hearts.

Celtic have confirmed that Rodgers has permission to speak to Leicester and the Northern Irishman could be in attendance for their home game against Brighton this evening.

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