Hearts boss Craig Levein has been giving his verdict on Brendan Rodgers’ likely departure from Celtic.

Celtic have given permission to Leicester City to talk to their manager. It seems only a matter of time before he returns to England.

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Levein, whose Hearts side face Celtic at Tynecastle on Wednesday, told Sky Sports that Rodgers’ departure would be bad for Scottish football.

“I don’t think he could have done much more than what he’s done” he said.


” In some ways, it’ll be sad to see him go, he’s been good for the game up here.”

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Levein and Rodgers have certainly had some interesting battles. Hearts were the first side to hand Rodgers’ Celtic a domestic league defeat, winning 4-0 in December 2017.

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The two men also feuded about the length of the grass on the pitch at Tynecastle. Levein is one of the few managers in Scotland who has a decent record against Rodgers. He defeated him twice in the last two seasons.

Now Levein has a new interim manager to take on when he plays Celtic. First-team coach John Kennedy is set to take charge of Celtic, and no doubt Tynecastle will give him a hot welcome.

Hearts will be confident of defeating Celtic for the second time this season, which will help their battle for a top six finish.



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