Report explains why Brendan Rodgers to Celtic is unlikely, despite Bhoys contacting him

Brendan Rodgers is reportedly close to returning to Swansea City, despite being contacted by Celtic.

According to The Mirror, Brendan Rodgers has been sounded out about taking the Celtic job - but he is edging towards a return to Swansea City.

Rodgers, 43, almost won the Premier League title with Liverpool back in 2014, but after a poor season last term and a shaky start to his campaign, the Northern Irishman was sacked in October and replaced by Jurgen Klopp.

Now out of work, Rodgers is believed to be plotting his comeback for this summer - and Celtic are believed to be interested in appointing him as their new manager.

The Bhoys announced on Wednesday that current boss Ronny Deila will leave the club at the end of the season, and whilst the Norwegian still has a few weeks of his contract to see out, talk has already started around who could replace him in the Celtic Park hot seat.

The Mirror report that, whilst Celtic have a host of targets, they have already contacted Rodgers about the job - but a move to Glasgow current looks unlikely.

It's claimed that Rodgers is in fact closing in on a return to his former club Swansea City, where he managed for two years, gaining promotion from the Championship and then impressing in the Premier League, earning his 2012 move to Liverpool.

With no deal seemingly agreed between Swansea and Rodgers, it was smart of Celtic to at least contact the Northern Irishman and see whether he would be keen on a move - but right now, it seems that the Bhoys will have to turn their attentions elsewhere.

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