Brendan Rodgers

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has been declared the fourth favourite to fill the managerial position at Aston Villa.

Steve Bruce was shown the axe following the club’s 3-3 home draw with Preston North End, a game which saw a fan chuck cabbage at the ex-Villa coach.

The result left Villa 13th in the Champions with, seven points from the top, with 11 matches played.

Rodgers is as low as 7/1 with some bookmakers to take up the vacant seat, with other touted for the job including Brentford manager Dean Smith, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, Sam Allardyce and David Moyes.

This week Rodgers has had his odds slashed by bookmakers to succeed Jose Mourinho over at Manchester United.

It is nothing new to Celtic fans with the Northern Irishman linked and touted for several jobs in England, while he admitted himself he turned down an approach from a Chinese club in the summer.