The Daily Telegraph reports:
Leicester City paid a huge £9 million compensation fee to raid Celtic for Brendan Rodgers and his backroom team, the Daily Telegraph understands.
Rodgers was appointed as Leicester’s new manager last month and the Premier League club had to pay a significant cash sum to take him from Celtic during the season, dwarfing the £4m Everton agreed with Watford for Marco Silva.
Celtic inserted the figure into the four-year deal Rodgers signed as manager in April 2017, with the transfer fee for the Northern Irishman believed to be lower in the summer.
The precise order of events will never be known between Puel being sacked and Rodgers turning up in Leicester 48 hours later having taken charge of Celtic against Motherwell and training the following day.
Negotiating such a complex release clause wouldn’t have been achieved quickly as Rodgers invited Chris Davies, Kolo Toure and Glen Driscoll to join him in the Midlands.
Rodgers initially joined Celtic in May 2016 on a 12 month rolling contract but within a year had signed a four year contract in what he described as his dream job.
Less than halfway through that deal he was at Leicester promising to give his life for the club after signing a more lucrative three and a half year contract.
Having shelled out £9m for their management team and given Rodgers one of the top salaries results will be expected from the former Liverpool boss.
As Rodgers was being announced as the new boss of Leicester City Celtic brought in Neil Lennon as caretaker boss until the end of the season as they attempt to complete a treble treble.
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— Joe McHugh (@videocelts) March 14, 2019