City were believed to have wanted Rodgers on the club’s coaching staff when Roberto Mancini was appointed manager in 2009, but the Italian brought in David Platt instead.
The Etihad club will want a manager capable of continuing Guardiola’s legacy when he does leave the club, with the 50-year-old having led City to three Premier League titles, four League Cups, one FA Cup and last season’s Champions League final.
Rodgers is highly rated as a coach and has won trophies with Celtic as well as impressing during his time in charge of Leicester, Liverpool and Swansea.
Rodgers has previously hinted he has unfinished business at Leicester after the Foxes narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification for a second successive season.
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