Russian giants Spartak Moscow have shortlisted Brendan Rodgers as a potential candidate to fill their management void, The Silver Times claims.
After leading Celtic to vast success during his two years in charge of the club, Brendan Rodgers is a man eyed by many and he could get the opportunity to make a surprise move away from Glasgow by a European side.
According to The Silver Times, Rodgers has been shortlisted by Spartak Moscow alongside former Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim and Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov as potential replacements for Massimo Carrera, who was sacked recently.
Spartak, who are in a Europa League group alongside Celtic’s arch-rivals Rangers, would certainly be an intriguing option for Rodgers but it is unlikely he will swap Glasgow for Moscow.
You can rank this rumour as extremely unlikely to occur for a number of reasons, with the first being that Brendan Rodgers has consistently said he is happy with Celtic and is not interested in a move away from the Scottish champions.
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Secondly, if Rodgers were to move it would surely be to return to the Premier League, where the likes of Newcastle United have been mentioned as recent suitors, rather than moving to Russian football to join Spartak.
If a move taking Rodgers to Moscow were to take place then it might be worth checking outside to see if pigs are flying about above your house, although it would be interesting to see how he’d fair in Eastern Europe.