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Introducing: The Brendan Rodgers heir Celtic may need, Slavisa Jokanovic

Introducing: The Brendan Rodgers heir Celtic may need, Slavisa Jokanovic

Brendan Rodgers’ successful spell as Celtic manager looks all but over with Sky Sports reporting that the Northern Irishman is close to becoming the new Leicester City boss. 

Leicester, of course, sacked Claude Puel last Saturday after a 4-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace, prompting them into making a move for Rodgers.

Where, though, does this leave Celtic?

The Scottish giants will need a long-term successor to Rodgers with Neil Lennon set to come in only on an interim basis, according to the Daily Record. With that in mind, Peter Lawwell and co should look no further than Slavisa Jokanovic who still has a lot to offer despite a disappointing campaign in the Premier League with Fulham.

Like Rodgers, Jokanovic sets up his team to take the initiative and play in a positive manner, aspects of his management which saw him considered for the Chelsea job last summer after the dismissal of Antonio Conte (Goal).

The 50-year-old has also done a lot of good work with young players, playing a part in the developments of Ryan Sessegnon and former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, something which can only be seen as a huge plus given the amount of talented youngsters in Celtic’s squad.

Guiding an outfit such as Maccabi Tel Aviv, who had to overcome the challenge of FC Basel, into the Champions League group stage is some feat, too.

With the position they are currently in, Lennon will probably be able to get the job done as Celtic chase down an eighth SPL title in a row. But going forward, Jokanovic is definitely one man the Celtic Park hierarchy should be looking at.

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