Report: Southampton target Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Celtic and Greenock Morton at Celtic Park on March 3, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Southampton are reportedly keen on Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Celtic and Greenock Morton at Celtic Park on March 3, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

According to The Scottish Sun, Southampton have eyed up Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers as a potential replacement for sacked manager Mauricio Pellegrino.

The Saints only moved to land former Alaves boss Pellegrino as Claude Puel's replacement last summer, but the Argentinian hasn't managed to see out the season.

With Southampton hovering above the relegation zone after one win in the last 17 Premier League games, Pellegrino has lost his job, with Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Newcastle United proving to be his final game in charge.

Southampton's Argentinian manager Mauricio Pellegrino looks on before  the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Wembley Stadium in London,...

Now, it's claimed that Southampton are turning their attention to Celtic boss Rodgers, and may hope to lure him back to the Premier League after nearly two years in Scotland.

Enough to tempt him back to England?

Rodgers may have left English football under something of a cloud having been sacked by Liverpool in October 2015, but he has more than rebuilt his reputation since replacing Ronny Deila as Celtic boss in 2016. 

Celtic's Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers looks on during the UEFA Europa League football match between Celtic and Zenit Saint Petersburg at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow, Scotland...

The Northern Irishman led Celtic to an unbeaten domestic treble last season, and is on course for another treble this term, which he has also guided the club back into the group stages of the Champions League in his two seasons with the club.

Many have expected Rodgers to make a return to England in the near future, with Arsenal touted as one potential destination, and it remains to be seen whether Southampton could seriously lure him.

The Saints are mired in a relegation battle right now, and it seems almost impossible that Rodgers would give up clinching another treble for a survival scrap, meaning Southampton may need other targets in mind.

Brendan Rodgers manager of Celtic is seen prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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