Brendan Rodgers has left Celtic to succeed Claude Puel at Leicester City, with Neil Lennon set to take charge the Parkhead side until the end of the season.

The club 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.

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

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Here is the club's statement in full: 

"Celtic Football Club today confirmed that it has been approached by Leicester City FC to speak to Brendan Rodgers with regards to their current managerial vacancy.

"Brendan has indicated to the Club that this is an opportunity he wishes to investigate further and therefore, very reluctantly, the Club has granted him permission to speak to Leicester City."

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