Report claims Brendan Rodgers held talks over England job months before Celtic appointment

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

Brendan Rodgers has been linked with the England job.

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press ConferenceCeltic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

According to The Scottish Sun, new Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers had held talks with The FA about eventually replacing Roy Hodgson as England manager.

The Three Lions have endured an underwhelming Euro 2016 campaign, with disappointing draws with Russia and Slovakia either side of a narrow, dramatic 2-1 win over Wales.

England manager Roy Hodgson

Now taking on Iceland in the last 16 on Monday, the pressure is mounting on manager Roy Hodgson, who really needs a run to at least the semi-finals to guarantee himself a new contract.

Having fallen flat at both Euro 2012 and the 2014 World Cup, many now believe that Hodgson isn't the man to take England to the next level in major tournaments, and The FA could choose to move on from Hodgson and appoint a replacement after Euro 2016.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

Now, The Scottish Sun report that The FA did in fact contact a possible replacement for Hodgson in late 2015 - and it was new Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers.

The Northern Irishman is still highly regarded for his work at Liverpool, and it came as something of a surprise when he accepted the Celtic job on a rolling one-year contract last month.

England head coach Roy Hodgson

It's now claimed that, shortly after leaving Liverpool back in October, The FA held preliminary talks with Rodgers to gauge whether he would be interested in replacing Hodgson as England boss in the near future.

Rodgers is unlikely to be in contention to replace Hodgson this summer having committed himself to Celtic, but given his year-to-year status with the Bhoys, The FA may well be keeping tabs on Rodgers to make a future move for the 43-year-old - especially if he impresses with Celtic.

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