Glasgow - Celtic's boss Brendan Rodgers said on Sunday his
side's defence of their Scottish Premiership title remains his priority, not
being linked with the vacancy at Premier League strugglers Leicester City.
The 46-year-old Northern Irishman is odds-on favourite with
bookmakers to be the successor to Frenchman Claude Puel, who was sacked earlier
on Sunday following the Foxes' dire 4-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace on
Saturday -- their fifth defeat in six games.
However, Rodgers - whose Celtic team are eight points clear
of Glasgow rivals Rangers at the top of the league - brushed off the
"My job is to concentrate on the football aspect, and
that is with Celtic," Rodgers told the BBC.
"I've been stood here for two and a half years and I've
been asked similar questions, my message is always very, very clear, I'm very
concentrated on the game."
The rumours did not affect his players as they romped to a
4-1 victory over Motherwell on Sunday to stay well ahead of Rangers, who had
whipped struggling Hamilton Academicals 5-0 earlier on Sunday.
Rodgers has rebuilt his reputation since arriving at Celtic
in 2016 following his sacking from Liverpool the previous year.
He has guided them to the domestic treble in successive
seasons (2016/17, 2017/18) and is on course to repeat that feat this term
having already won the League Cup.