Brendan Rodgers has no interest in talking to Newcastle about the possibility of taking over as manager, Sky Sports News has been said.
Steve Bruce is currently in charge of St James’ Park, but he is expected to be removed from his post following the buyout of Newcastle by a consortium backed by Saudi Arabia.
Former Liverpool and Celtic boss Rodgers, who led Leicester to FA Cup glory last season, had been mentioned in some quarters as a possible target for Newcastle ownership.
But Rodgers is happy at Leicester and believes there is still a long way to go with the current squad.
After a trophy-laden stint at Celtic, the Northern Irishman took charge of Leicester in February 2019.
In his two full seasons at the helm, he has led them twice to fifth place – and to a 1-0 loss in the Chelsea Cup final in May.
Newcastle’s 14 years under Mike Ashley came to an end last week when the club’s buyout by the Saudi-backed group was finalized.
Bruce led Newcastle to 13th and 12th in their two seasons at the helm – but they have got off to a bad start this season and are second from the bottom, with just three points in seven games.
Campos on Newcastle’s radar
Luis Campos – the man who made Monaco and Lille title winners in France – is one of many names being considered to become Newcastle’s new sporting director.
Only two teams other than Paris Saint-Germain have won the French league title in the past nine years – and what they have in common is the 57-year-old Portuguese.
The new owners of Newcastle have wealth beyond the dreams of most other clubs, but they have made it clear that they want to run their new business in a sustainable manner.
This is another reason why Campos does the trick.
While taking Monaco and Lille to the top in France, Campos also made huge profits on player sales – over £ 500million in just four years.