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Reports suggest Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has a contract clause that will allow him to join Manchester United

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers smiling and applauding | Leicester v Brighton live stream
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Brendan Rodgers will be allowed to leave Leicester City for Manchester United - thanks to a clause in his contract. 

That's what's alleged by recent reports, as the pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer grew over the international break. Rodgers, who has been linked with the Old Trafford hot seat, can apparently break his time at Leicester, should a team playing Champions League football approach him. 

Since these reports, Solskjaer has been sacked. Rodgers, meanwhile, incurred the wrath of the King Power Stadium at the weekend, as Leicester fans booed their team off, following a 3-0 defeat to Chelsea - and may see a new challenge as the perfect fresh start before things turn sour with the Foxes. 

The 48-year-old is a popular choice with many United fans for his brand of progressive, front-foot football that his teams have played throughout his management career. Rodgers has been at King Power Stadium since 2019, where he's excelled, winning the Foxes the FA Cup last season and delivering Europa League football in the past two campaigns. 

There are those, however, who are less enamoured. As a former manager of Liverpool, a section of Red Devils fans are wary about taking on an ex-coach of one of their closest rivals - while Leicester's late collapses in the past two seasons in which they've failed to secure Champions League football on the last day of the season is seen to some as a concern.

Prior to managing in the East Midlands, Rodgers did a superb job at Celtic, where he recorded a 69.8% win percentage and won the treble twice. While north of the border, the Northern Irishman managed to go unbeaten with the Bhoys for a staggering 69 matches and win plaudits for his style of play.

Since coming back to the Premier League, critics and pundits have been even kinder to Rodgers. He has established Leicester as a genuine force in the Premier League, breaking up the big six and presided over the likes of Harry Maguire and Ben Chilwell who have both been sold for big profit.

Manchester United are currently on a poor run of form in which they have only won once in their last seven league games.