By Kevin Campbell

14th Oct, 2021 | 8:21am

Newcastle told 'there's unfinished business' after Sky update on Bruce replacement - pundit

Brendan Rodgers has “unfinished business” at Leicester City and would turn down an approach from Newcastle United.

That is the view of former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the possibility of the 48-year-old replacing Steve Bruce at St. James’ Park.

This site revealed on October 13th that Rodgers was the new owners’ “dream” manager target because of pedigree and Premier League experience.

However, Sky Sports later that day revealed that the Northern Irishman will reject any approach from the north-east giants.

Rodgers is said to be happy at the King Power Stadium while other reports suggest he has an eye on replacing Pep Guardiola at Man City.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of the latest, Campbell said:“I don’t think he’ll go but it’s definitely a possibility.

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“Rodgers is a proud man in my eyes. He has unfinished business at Leicester. I still think qualifying for the Champions League is what he wants.

“Yes. they have struggled this season but it’s nothing more than a blip. Let’s be honest, Leicester have been outperforming their budget for years. You are going to get a time when it is not going so well. This is when the manager’s earn their money.

“I understand why Newcastle would want him. He’s one of the best managers in the Premier League. I just cannot see him leaving though.”

In other news, Newcastle have been tipped to sign Tarkowski as the player’s ex-teammate revealed a “great offer” has been tabled.