Brendan Rodgers has given his opinion on why managers may be having second thoughts about coming to Scotland to ply their trade.

The Hoops boss was speaking out after a week which saw Steve Clarke targeted with sectarian abuse by Rangers fans.

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Sectarianism not the only issue

Rodgers believes that sectarianism is not the only issue. There are other problems in the Scottish game that have to be dealt with.

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Referring to the sectarian issue, he told the Evening Times: “It is that on top of the other stuff, in terms of pitches and quality of refereeing, the standards.”

“Then you throw this into everything. You start to question it and say: ‘Well what is the attraction?’”

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Rodgers has been at Celtic for three years. It will be interesting to see how much longer he decides to stay at the club.


A sign of frustration

His comments may well be a sign of frustration with what is happening in the game in Scotland. It seems that referees are constantly on the agenda. Whilst three teams in the Premiership having artificial pitches isn’t doing the game many favours.

Hopefully at the end of the season, after a break Rodgers recharges his batteries and decides to return to the Hoops. Perhaps by then the authorities could get to grips with some of the problems in the Scottish game. Although only time will tell on that front.

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