Celtic players were stunned when they learned the news of Brendan Rodgers' departure from Glasgow to Leicester. 

Rodgers told senior backrooom staff after his last training session that he was leaving the club.

It was a skeleton squad at training on Monday morning after the weekend win over Motherwell but there was little inkling then of the bombshell that was about to be dropped.

As it emerged that Rodgers was heading to Leicester late on Monday evening, it is understood some players had thought it was little more than a joke before the story started to solidify and Rodgers' departure became obvious.

Rodgers had refused to go into any great detail on Sunday both before and after Celtic’s win over Motherwell, stressing only that he was focused on the day itself and getting a result.

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However, having been linked with other posts, those comments did not seem to arouse any great fear among the Celtic playing squad.

The news that he had taken his last game in charge of Celtic and overseen a final, skeleton training session was met with some shock by the Parkhead players. 

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Rodgers has been in talks all day today with Leicester and is expected to be formally announced imminently.

The expectancy from the Premier League side is that he will be in attendance tonight for the game against Brighton and will take charge of his first game against Watford this weekend.

It has been a swift process, with Celtic left stunned by the alacrity of the move.

The Parkhead side will appoint Neil Lennon until the end of the season.