EPL: Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed for Premier League return with Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers has returned to the Premier League as the new manager of Leicester City.

The Northern Irishman, who has led Celtic to back to back trebles of League and both cups since arriving at the Scottish club in 2016 was confimred as the new Foxes boss on Wednesday morning (NZT).

Rodgers, who was the bookmakers' favourite for the Leicester job, was appointed two days after they fired former coach Claude Puel.

Newspaper reports said Celtic had given the 46-year-old permission to speak to Leicester.

Having managed Watford, Reading and Swansea City, Rodgers took over at Liverpool in 2012, taking charge for three seasons.

"I'm very privileged and honoured to be here as Leicester City manager and I'll give my life to make the supporters proud of their club," Rodgers said.

"Together, we'll be stronger and I'm looking forward to working with the players, staff and supporters to make the right steps forward."

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon is tipped to return to the club as the replacement for Rodgers.