It will probably take a long time for Brendan Rodgers to recover the popularity he once had at Celtic. The manner of his departure from the club to join Leicester City – in the middle of a title race and the day before a trip to Hearts – still rankles with many of the Celtic support.
Now a report that mostly focuses on Rodgers’ time at Liverpool won’t make the Hoops fans feel any better about the abrupt departure.
“At Celtic, he indicated to former colleagues that he was eyeing his next move within weeks of arriving in Glasgow” reports the Independent.
Perhaps surprising he stayed at club for so long
Should that be the case, it is surprising that he stayed as long as he did at Celtic Park. It was the timing of Rodgers’ exit which was arguably the worst thing for the support.
The fact that he left wasn’t exactly a surprise, as it seemed that he and the Celtic board didn’t always see eye to eye when it came to transfers, for example.
Success at club can’t be denied
However, Rodgers’ success at Celtic can’t be questioned. Winning all seven domestic trophies he competed for is a remarkable statistic. The 69 match unbeaten run in domestic football is unlikely to be matched either.
But it was never going to be a long-term thing between Rodgers and Celtic, it seems. Hopefully in time Rodgers’ achievements will be seen for what they are. In time, the memories of his departure will be forgotten about.
Any Celtic fan that sees the report in the Independent is unlikely to change their mind about Rodgers though.