Some Celtic fans may have been intrigued to hear the comments of former boss Brendan Rodgers after he was linked with a move away from Leicester City.
The controversial Northern Irishman was briefly linked with the vacancy at Tottenham Hostpur before Jose Mourinho was appointed on Wednesday. Rodgers only joined Leicester nine months ago and he says he wouldn’t have been interested in a move – in words that must be eerily familiar to many Celtic fans.
“The only thing I will say is I was very happy here at Leicester,” he said, as reported by the Daily Record. “I’ve literally just joined the club in February.
“Everything has been great since we’ve been in. We have a project here that we want to develop over the next number of years.
“That’s my sole focus, along with the team and the staff and the club here. In this game, what I’ve learned is that you’ll always be linked with jobs and speculation around other jobs, but what’s most important is the now, and I’m very happy here to develop and work with the club in order to help them improve.”
Those comments are nothing new from Rodgers
Those words from Rodgers would have come across very sincere had it not been for the fact that he was saying very similar things while at Celtic. Less than a year before his shock move down south, he told supporters all about his happiness at the club, and how that wasn’t guaranteed down south.
“The money’s irrelevant,” Rodgers told Goal.com after being linked with Arsenal in 2018. “You can have X amount of pounds in your bank every month but if you’re not happy and you’re not finding peace in what you’re doing, it doesn’t really matter.
“I love the Premier League, the quality of the players, the quality of the coaches. There are great challenges. But there are arms and legs flying off managers down there.
“You can come here and my genuine love is improving people and making them better, helping the club improve and getting the chance to develop and win things and see people improve. Or do you go somewhere where you might have six games? That wouldn’t make me happy.”
So if you’re a Leicester fan I’d be very worried. Rodgers has assured fans before and then left them in the dirt. History tells us that he is likely to do so again.