Brendan Rodgers' love of Celtic will be put to the test amid Leicester speculation

By David Walton

February 26, 2019

Brendan Rodgers’ love of Celtic has been highly documented, but now we’re about to find out just much he does adore the Hoops.

Leicester City are hot on Rodgers’ trail all of a sudden. What started out as pure speculation seems to be coming true, as several media reports have him as their number one target. Reports this morning also claim that the Foxes are ready to make an official approach for Rodgers.

Here’s the primary concern – Rodgers hasn’t just dismissed the speculation. There’s been no comments of him ruling out a move to the King Power Stadium, which would’ve been ideal.

It would be ideal if Brendan Rodgers dismissed the speculation (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Instead, Rodgers has simply said he’s only concentrating on what’s going on at Celtic. We can pretend all we like, but the truth is he’s hardly ruling anything out.

But the cold truth is that no Celtic supporter would ever swap potentially winning 10-in-a-row for Leicester City. Regardless of the circumstances or money involved, none of us would take it.

Therefore, if Rodgers is the Celtic fan he tells us he is, and we all believe he is, then surely he’ll be happy to tell Leicester where to go.

It’s not as if Celtic are in a weak position domestically. They’re eight points clear of Rangers and on course for a treble-treble. Should they seal eight-in-a-row this season then 10 will be in sight. Rodgers surely must find that too tempting to swap for a club like Leicester.

Rodgers surely isn’t financially motivates

Also, spare us the financial incentive behind a move to the Premier League. The idea that Rodgers could bank life-changing money is totally irrelevant. That’s because he’s already on life-changing money at Parkhead, and is likely now a multi-millionaire.

Rodgers surely won’t swap this for Leicester (Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The sad reality is that if Rodgers chooses to depart now for Leicester, he isn’t the Celtic fan he claimed to be. That’s not an attack on the man, it’s just the truth.

We all crave 10-in-a-row more than anything. Supporters would sacrifice so much to see their club achieve it. Surely, therefore, Rodgers can sacrifice a couple of years at Leicester to make himself a true Celtic legend?

At the moment, he’s on the verge of becoming immortalised at Parkhead. Supporters already love him to pieces, but his iconic status would increase several times over if he reaches the 10.

As a die-hard Celtic supporter, that’s surely what Rodgers wants in his future, right?