Leicester City have fired Claude Puel as manager and will seek a deal with Brendan Rodgers as his successor.

Rodgers is currently manager of Celtic.

Leicester could also consider Rafael Benítez, whose contract at Newcastle expires in June.

Leicester has been planning to pursue Rodgers for months.

“The club would like to thank Claude for his efforts in leading the team during his 16 months in the role and wish him well in his future career,” Leicester said. “Assistant manager Jacky Bonnevay also departs with the club’s best wishes.

“First-team coaches Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler, supported by the club’s established backroom staff, will assume responsibility for the senior squad while the club begins the process of appointing a new manager.”