Brendan Rodgers has finally gotten sick of the speculation linking him with a move to Leicester City.
The Celtic manager has consistently been questioned regarding the job at the King Power Stadium. But after Claude Puel was sacked earlier on in the day, the job has now become vacant.
Celtic, meanwhile, have just shown huge character to overcome Motherwell on a controversial afternoon at Parkhead. An Odsonne Edouard brace added to Scott Sinclair’s opener before Oliver Burke sealed the rout.
Rodgers was only wanting to credit his Celtic players after the performance. But, in his press conference afterwards, you can hear the Celtic manager walk out and question the journalist who asked the question.
Brendan Rodgers walks off when the BBC try to punt the Leicester job at him. Well done Boss (audio only).
— Chuck (@ChuckReboots) February 24, 2019
“You asked it before didn’t you?”
You can clearly hear Rodgers refer to the fact this isn’t the first time he’s answered the same question from the same journalist.
It’s getting clear that the Celtic manager is getting fed up of the same questions. Be it Leicester or any other job down south, Rodgers has heard it all before and has consistently committed his future to Parkhead.
That doesn’t seem to be enough for certain journalists, clearly. We all understand that journalists are supposed to ask the questions that need asking. But, in truth, you know what you’re going to get when asking Rodgers about his long-term future.
Just last month, the Celtic boss had to come out and brush off speculation about a move to Leicester. Whether Rodgers remembers the same questions from that period isn’t clear.
Today was another step towards eight consecutive league championships in a row. For Rodgers, it would be his third as Celtic manager and eighth trophy overall at the club. You get the feeling the Northern Irishman is determined to make sure that happens.
In the meantime, he has no interest in discussing potential moves elsewhere. That’s something he’s made perfectly clear to the BBC and the Scottish media this afternoon.