Scott Brown praises former Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers

By Hamish Carton

May 4, 2019

Scott Brown has paid tribute to former manager Brendan Rodgers, labelling him “a genius.”

The former Hoops boss is much vilified by Celtic fans after he became the first manager to ditch the club during a season. Rodgers joined mid-table Premier League side Leicester while Celtic were fighting for a treble.

The Hoops faithful haven’t seen the Northern Irishman in the same light since, but Brown hopes he’s welcomed back one day.

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“For me, he was a genius when he came in,” Brown told the Scotsman.

“I’m hoping that could happen one day (that he could come back), it would be amazing. I think when people look back in ten years time and see how well he did and look at his record of coming here, competing for seven trophies and winning all seven, they will see it’s not a bad record.”

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Rodgers still not welcome

Brown’s comments are likely to fall on deaf ears as far as the Celtic support are concerned. Time may be a healer for Rodgers but three months down the line things haven’t cooled much.

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The anger may have been more vitriolic too, were it not for the fact the Hoops have continued on a steady path. When Rodgers left the league was far from over. The Scottish Cup was still at the quarter-final stage too with a tough match at Hibernian to come.

Neil Lennon has steadied the ship to the extent where we’re now just 90 minutes away from a third successive treble. Rodgers’ compatriot and his former players have given him a get out of jail free card.