Rodgers admits he only told one Celtic player about departure

By John Reid

March 2, 2019

Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he only told one Celtic player about his impeding departure to Leicester City.

The player in question: Hoops captain Scott Brown. Rodgers disclosed that he only told Brown because of the relationship the duo had at the club.

“He was the only one I told before I went down” Rodgers informed the Scottish Sun.

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“We have a great relationship”

“I pulled him in to my office because he’s been amazing for me, and we have a great relationship. I have always been honest with him and then I spoke to him after that on the phone.”

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Rodgers’ admission is unlikely to go down well with the Celtic support. They will be upset that the now former boss didn’t have the guts to tell all of his players that he was leaving, and not just one player.

A bitter taste in the mouth

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Rodgers really should have called the entire squad together and told them he was off. The fact that he seemingly hasn’t leaves a bit of a bitter taste in the mouth.

It will be interesting to see if Brown ever talks about the conversation he had with Rodgers. The chances of that happening are slim, to say the least.

Hopefully all parties involved in this saga are ready to move on. Rodgers has his first game as Leicester boss against Watford on Sunday. Whilst the Hoops are in Scottish Cup action against Hibernian.

The nature of Rodgers’ departure will no doubt be revisited in the future, but for now, it is time to move on.