Neil Lennon could be invited to take caretaker charge of Leicester until the end of the season as the Premier League side wait on Brendan Rodgers.

The Foxes sacked Claude Puel at the weekend following a 4-1 defeat to Crystal Palace and Rodgers immediately became their number one target to take charge of the club.

It is understood that Leicester would need to pay a £6m compensation package to Celtic for the services of the 46 year-old who has a little over two years of his current Parkhead contract to run.

A move for Rodgers at this stage of the season would not suit Celtic, however, with the Parkhead side chasing an unprecedented third successive treble.

Reports suggest that Leicester are prepared to appoint an interim manager until the summer with Rodgers then taking charge this summer. Certainly, the former Liverpool and Swansea manager has been identified as the man that Leicester want to succeed Puel.

Rodgers would not speak of any interest yesterday as Celtic beat Motherwell 4-1, but instead would only stress that his focus was on getting the Parkhead side through the game.

“There’s always speculation around football," he said after the victory.

“I’ve stood here numerous times and been asked about a number of clubs.

“My answer is always the same. My job is to focus on the football aspect and that is with Celtic.

“My focus today was for Celtic and the players. It was very important for us to get three points and keep the momentum going. Other than that I’ve nothing to say."