Celtic captain Scott Brown has admitted that the departure of former Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers left him ‘devastated’.

Rodgers quit Celtic to join Leicester City last week. Brown revealed that the news had affected him badly.

“When Brendan first pulled me in to tell me I was devastated. It is probably the only way to describe it because he is a class manager” he told the Evening Times.


(Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Brown praises team-mates

Brown went on to salute his team-mates for not wilting after the news, and going on to defeat Hearts and Hibernian under interim manager Neil Lennon.

(Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“It wasn’t the easiest of weeks but I think the manner of the two results, two big wins, have given an indication of the character that we have got within the squad.”

Very honest

(Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Brown’s comments are certainly very honest. They also show the bond that existed between the squad and Rodgers. That goes a long way to explain why Brown was so upset.

Subscribe to 67 Hail Hail TV now

Rodgers’ management skills with his group of players seemed to be second to none. It is no surprise that there was upset at him leaving so abruptly.

However, as Brown says, the players deserve plenty of credit for managing to put their feelings to one side and concentrate on matters on the pitch.

The two wins at tough away venues in Edinburgh have show that no matter who manages the team, the players are eager to complete a domestic treble.


Have something to tell us about this article?