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Rodgers To Newcastle Story Quickly ‘Killed’ By Leicester-Based Reporter



Sky Sports reported earlier today that Brendan Rodgers has become Newcastle’s number one target to take over when Steve Bruce is let go. The report comes from Sky Sports Italy’s Gianluca Di Marzio.

Here is a report on Sky Sports with local journalist Keith Downie providing some more information.

Downie emphasizes in his report that the claim comes from Di Marzio and not from his sources. Looking at Di Marzio’s initial report it is very scant on details. The most prevalent one being that Rodgers has a €16m (£13.6m) release clause in his contract.

If you combine the cash to take Rodgers from Leicester with the close to £8m Newcastle would have to pay Bruce in compensation, it’s quite a large amount of money for this particular managerial swap.

It didn’t take long for someone to refute this breaking news. John Percy with the Telegraph has rebutted this claim and emphatically states that Rodgers has no desire to leave the King Power Stadium. His colleague Luke Edwards has vouched for Percy’s accuracy in his reporting.

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154 comments so far

  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #41

    Has KK done an interview since the takeover, about absolutely anything?

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  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #42

    Brendan Rodgers just ruled himself out!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #43

    Brendan Rodgers has just told SSN he has no interest for the managerial job at Newcastle. So we can strike him off the list.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #44

    I like that marina for all the execs to Park their yachts in while they go to the match.

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  • WLtoon

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #45

    Wouldn`t want a 75k replica, all stands actually being the same size would help it`s appearance.
    It looks a bit of a carbuncle atm,

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  • Jamesthefirst

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #46

    @Uncertain – He hasn’t said a word yet. But in an interview with The Athletic last week Amanda said:

    “why is there such little recognition of Kevin Keegan here at our club, that has to change.”

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  • Moonraker15

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #47

    SSN

    Rodgers rules himself out of Toon job!
    They make it up! He wouldn’t comment while SB is still in job!

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #48

    Well we know now they’re willing to spend £13M compo for a manager, surely Conte is willing to come on £10M a year. Maybe they will go for Mourinho?

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  • magscar

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #49

    Uncertain@26

    yes but then again money ( or lots of it) is very persuasive

    He is doing very well for them but will it last? who knows and how well could money be used

    I remember my utter disbelief when a Man U supporter at work came gleefully to tell me that Andy Cole had been sold to them by Keegan

    Made no sense financially competitively or for long term development but it did to KK and Board

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  • Zorro

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #50

    So Brendan wants to stay
    Looks like its a straight fight between Bruce big Sam and Harry
    And Jane I thought you were dense but you take the biscuit
    Bruce out now

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  • WLtoon

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #51

    KK a certainty to be at the game on Sunday, ile put my house on it. Same as Shearer,
    You might see a parade of ex players on the pitch or in the stands on Sunday.
    It will an unbelievable day, every game from no on in will be huge.
    Glad i managed to get Sunday night off.

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #52

    James, if they are interviewing 2 DOF’S and both rate Rodgers, or another manager, then we could plough ahead with a managerial appt. Personally I’d love Poch is the summer. Or the Ajax guy, Favre, Potter. We need a high press high energy game to get StJames bouncing.

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  • SholaShow

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #53

    Shearer has already said he’s obligated to TV work on Sunday so can’t be there.

    Maybe he can slink his way out of it somehow, but didn’t sound like it when he spoke to Newcastle Fans TV a few days ago.

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  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #54

    Jamesthefirst,

    He told us we’d get our club back one day mate!

    He has the right to come out and say he told us we’d get our club back, maybe he’ll mention that in the pre-match presser 😆

    Or he’s just keeping schtum and enjoying it all from afar.

    His silence is deafening though isn’t it? Bizarrely so!

    Wouldn’t do any worse than Bruce and he’s already got the European finalists attacking coach in position.

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  • Nufc 4ever

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #55

    Edward’s trying to take the credit and getting himself on sports news like he was in the know.
    He was a pain in the backside all the way through the takeover. I wonder where his buyer Henry is hiding out.

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  • SholaShow

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #56

    Don’t want Potter personally. Achieved nothing to date. Even Howe is more accomplished with his 9th placed Bournemouth finish and he turned out to be bang average.

    Doubt he’s even under consideration, not high profile enough. Better than Bruce is all he has going for him in my eyes, beware of flavour of the month managers.

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  • WLtoon

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #57

    Poch to get sacked in the summer?
    He mustn`t be doing a very good job to predict that.
    Is he really the sort of man we want at the club. If he can`t get a tune out of Mappe and co then he has no chance here.

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  • Toon67

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #58

    WLtoon

    Shearer said last weekend that he won’t be able to go due to TV commitments elsewhere.

    KK is the man that I would love to see back at SJP.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #59

    Jail@31

    I mentioned that site as a potential place for the facilities earlier this year or maybe last, can’t remember who but someone said it had already been purchased for something else.

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  • WLtoon

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #60

    Mbappe

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  • WLtoon

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #61

    Toon67,

    I wasn`t aware of that, i stand corrected.

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  • jane

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #62

    “We are just fans on a football blog …it doesn’t matter to us does it?”

    i think it will be of interest and could have a big bearing on things.

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  • cyprus

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #63

    The (soon) former big six upset about the secret talks?!

    The nerve. The irony. It’s come back to smack them right in the face.

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  • SholaShow

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #64

    Out of here early tonight.

    Tomorrow’s the day we find out for sure whether Bruce is here for Spurs.

    Day off for everybody, I expect he’ll be called in and given the heave-ho.

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  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #65

    Magscar,

    Aye, its certainly a funny old game that’s for sure 😆

    Can’t wait for the Toon train to leave the station, get some essential people onboard and start picking up speed, has to be the journey of a lifetime this one 🙂

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  • Jamesthefirst

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #66

    @WLToon – you said I was wrong last Wednesday when I said the takeover was 100% going to happen.

    This Wednesday you question me again. I will need to come up with another predication next Wednesday for you.

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  • DONEGAL NUFC IRL

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #67

    Hello everyone how are we all today?
    Was just reading on twitter(I KNOW)lol.
    That pif are going to bid 1B for inter, anyone see this.

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  • Mund

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #68

    Jane

    What does it matter to us tho?

    IMO it doesn’t matter one bit. We are rid of Ashley and we are born into a new era and that’s what every fan wanted so…? We are the richest club in the planet the rest will sort itself out

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  • WLtoon

    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #69

    Jamesthefirst,

    I doubted you re TO because of the constant negativity around it and the chance of it not happening yet again was obviously in my thoughts, but yep, you were right with the positive vibes, but was it just that?
    As far as saying you were wrong today, enlighten me

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 13, 2021 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #70

    Wor B *47

    Hope that hasn’t p!ssed off the Klingons! 🙂

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  • WLtoon

    Oct 13, 2021 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #71

    I read that PIF are after another TWO clubs , not just Inter. Which club will be feeding who?

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  • DONEGAL NUFC IRL

    Oct 13, 2021 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #72

    WLtoon
    Was just thinking the same.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 13, 2021 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #73

    Do we have to sell off players to make space for new players, I thought we could make alterations to the 25 squad players in January anyway.

    Keeping on any hoyed out the squad isn’t going to cause a financial problem for the new regime!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 13, 2021 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #74

    Is Nagelsman available?

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 13, 2021 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #75

    Hes definitely here for the Spurs game so. Pretty sure they won’t be calling him in on a day off. If they were going to do it Then it would probably have been today. Looks like he’s here for the Spurs match.

    Aah well all we can do now is show them how much we hate him, win lose or draw, we should be as vociferous about it as possible.

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 13, 2021 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #76

    No Bill he signed as Bayern manager within the lat year.

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  • Adamn_92

    Oct 13, 2021 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #77

    Well that’s Rodgers seeming off the list then. If we get Luis Campos as DOF then I can see is going for Mourinho as they are good friends. Maybe not right now but potentially end of season if we get an interim in. Personally hope we don’t, Mourinho usually has fall outs with players and is another excuse specialist. Blaming everyone but himself, including throwing players under the bus. His conduct often leaves a lot to be desired. I just hope whoever we get in is a professional thought and through.

    Rangnick I think did talk before about wanting to manage in the premier league. Maybe that’s changed now he’s gone more into a technical sporting type of role. Still could be tempting for him to have his shot at managing a premier league team.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Oct 13, 2021 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #78

    I doubt the PIF would want all the hassle of owning another football club right now. They would like to establish NUFC with the elite first and then once that’s done perhaps.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Oct 13, 2021 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #79

    Adamn – I read somewhere earlier today that Rangnick was interested in the Newcastle job but as a manager instead of DOF.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 13, 2021 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #80

    Bel elixirs geodes, Belg eels oxidiser and this is the top contender so far:-

    Belg oldies sexier! 🙂

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