It is almost a year to the day since Brendan Rodgers left Celtic to join Leicester City. The circumstances of Rodgers’ exit from the club still rankle for many of the Hoops support.

It was not really a surprise that Rodgers moved on from Celtic. In fact, it was almost inevitable that at one stage he would return to the Premier League in England.

Timing of exit was the real issue

However, the timing of the exit was the real issue. If Rodgers had left the Hoops at the end of the season he would have arguably departed the club as a legend. The fact that he left during the season, and the day before a trip to Hearts, was the real problem for the support.

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Former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers

Former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Thankfully, Neil Lennon was available to take over from Rodgers at short notice. Since then, the Hoops have gone from strength to strength, winning the league, Scottish Cup and Betfred Cup under his management.

Hoops doing great since former manager’s departure

Celtic currently sit 12 points clear at the top of the league, making the team firm favourites to clinch nine in a row. The Hoops also look well-placed to make progress to reach the last 16 of the Europa League.

With the anniversary of Rodgers’ controversial exit looming, BBC Scotland chief Sports writer Tom English to the Celtic support on Twitter.

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Former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers

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Celtic fans…any mellowing in your feelings towards Brendan Rodgers? Would you welcome him back to Celtic Park to watch a game?” he asked?

The Hoops support seemed split on the matter, with some fans still smarting from the manner of Rodgers’ exit, whilst other seemed more inclined to forgive.

Here are some of the best reactions from Celtic fans on Twitter to English’s question:


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