Brendan Rodgers reaches out to Celtic and Watford fans

By Connor Gordon

March 4, 2019

Former Celtic and Watford manager Brendan Rodgers has reached out to both clubs’ fans.

The ex-gaffer suffered his first Leicester City defeat against his former club thanks to a last minute goal.

However, post-match the Irishman reacted to criticism he is receiving north and south of the border.

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The Leicester manager’s ears would still have been ringing after his experience at Vicarage Road.

The Hornets voiced their displeasure on Rodgers after he left them in a similar manner to Celtic.

Vicarage Road isn’t a welcome place for Brendan Rodgers. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City via Getty Images)

While appearing committed to his current club, Reading came calling and he went much to the dismay of the Watford faithful.

Rodgers told The Sun: “I didn’t hear so much from the Watford fans. I’ll always be grateful to the club.

“I’ve said I made a mistake when I left but it’s a wonderful club and the fans are great.”

The former Celtic manager signed a contract extension not long ago and appeared to be focused on achieving 10-in-a-row.

Former Celtic manager waves at full time of his final game. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Yet, during a frantic week, the ex-Liverpool boss left out the Lennoxtown back door to a dramatic return to the English Premier League.

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The Leicester boss will not be able to escape questions about The Bhoys for a long time.

Even though he will be furious due to Andre Gray’s winner, Rodgers spoke about the recent Hoops game.

He said: “I knew the Celtic fans were hurting which is why I’ll never be critical of them.

Brendan Rodgers praises his old players as they qualify for semi-final. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“I understand how they’re feeling but they had a good result on Saturday.

“They are into the Scottish Cup semi-final and we’ll both move on.”

It appears Rodgers wants to draw a line under the sand with the whole saga but as the nature of Glasgow, he won’t be allowed to easily.

He already admits one regret with Watford and due to the flip-flop nature of Leicester, there’s a good chance another will arrive in time.