Sources have confirmed that the Leicester boss would feature on a shortlist to succeed Guardiola at the end of next season. He has admirers at the Etihad and was discussed as a replacement for Roberto Mancini in 2013.
Rodgers’ name has been part of the conversation among Newcastle’s new owners in the past week, as have several others.
Brendan Rodgers (L) will resist interest from Newcastle as he is also in the frame at Man City
However, there is a feeling that making a move for a rival top-flight boss would be politically disruptive at this stage of their ownership, even though some have said he is the best man for the role.