It is worth looking back at some comments made by Brendan Rodgers in January when you consider his Celtic future. Rodgers has been given permission to talk to Leicester City, and looks set to leave the club.
Perhaps one of the reasons he looks set to leave the club could be the transfer policy conducted at Celtic Park. He certainly didn’t seem impressed with the signing of winger Maryan Shved.
It what could now been seen as ominous comments, he told Sky Sports that “I can’t say I know a great deal about him but what I have seen he is a talent and something that will probably benefit the club in the future”.
That seem to show that he wasn’t in charge of signing players, perhaps chief executive Peter Lawwell had taken over.
He went on: “We’ve got about a million wingers and don’t need another one but he’s a talent and in the summer we’ll probably lose wingers and he’ll look to come in.”
Damning with faint praise
Talk about damning with faint praise. It seems obvious that Rodgers didn’t have a club about the player before he was signed.
Finally, he claimed that: “I haven’t seen a great deal of him to be honest, it is something that has come to the club through circumstance and he has been watched.” That suggests that he had stop getting involved in signing players at the club.
Shved signed a four-and-a-half-year deal at Celtic in January, so somebody at the club must have thought highly of him. It doesn’t seem like Brendan Rodgers did though.