Former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers can’t seem to stop talking about the Hoops.
Following on from an interview with The Daily Record last week, in which he revealed 2016 transfer information about Kieran Tierney, the Leicester man has returned to the same paper to get into his Celtic exit.
Ditching Celtic mid-season just before a crucial match against Hearts at Tynecastle, as we chased a third successive treble, Rodgers left us in the lurch.
With Neil Lennon moving the team forward at home and abroad our former boss is a growing irrelevance, but his latest sob story just comes across as rather insulting to fans who can’t get over the nature of his February departure.
Rodgers feels it’s something he had to do, telling The Daily Record: “I’ve said it many times, it was incredibly difficult.
“It was a really tough call from a personal perspective and a professional one because my relationship with everyone at the club was great form the boardroom to the dressing room.
“But perhaps now people will have a better understanding of why I made the choice to go when I did.”
His comments reference the form of Leicester City, who have just moved into second position in the English Premier League. Was it worth abandoning Celtic to ensure an extra few months of Foxes preparation? Rodgers appears to think so.
It’s fair to say his comments have gone down like a lead balloon with some fans.
Rodgers simply doesn’t have the credibility to communicate with the Celtic support effectively anymore, so if he was hoping these comments would help fans understand why he left, he’s sorely mistaken.
Despite his incredible record and trophy success at Celtic Park, it’ll be a long time until some supporters are ready to hear what he has to say about the Hoops.
These fans took to Twitter today to share their thoughts…
Can't stand the man!
— Craigy 🍀🏴🇵🇸🇮🇪🍀 (@EstadioCeltic67) November 12, 2019
yep still makes no sense what so ever ,absolute snake of a man , swapping a merc for a corsa n trying to justify it , probs gonna tell us he was in junior foxes as a kid
— Bazzabhoy HH🍀 (@lm5MHsWGd7mtpZH) November 12, 2019
Standard Rodgers, tell everybody how right he was and how he knew better, but throw a little compliment out and think everything is ok. He wanted out, wanted more cash, that’s the long and short of it. NL has already proved that there was a lot more to get out of this team.
— Paul (@1p9a8u6l) November 12, 2019
It’s laughable, between this, his stories about McGrain and his phone call to Kris Boyd when he praised Lennon’s tactics after the Rangers game… his ego continues to grow.
Absolutely nobody is bigger than the club and Brendan seems to think he was, we owe him nothing 🐀
— Liam (@LiamPaterson_98) November 12, 2019
Stopped reading a third in @chris_sutton73 He left for selfish reasons and put our season at risk! How is it now vindicated becuase Leicester are playing well?? What a lot of Crap!
— Framie (@Framie83) November 12, 2019
One day he will look back and realise what a mistake he made leaving at the time he did. If he went in the summer he wld have always been welcomed back as a legend at Celtic Park but I can’t see how the majority of fans will ever welcome him back now
— stevie (@steviec1979) November 12, 2019
The 🐀 can try to re-write history as much as he wants. The bottom line is he left mid season in a crucial run of fixtures and took virtually the whole backroom staff with him. End of.
— HappyCelticLass ⭐️🏴 (@HappyCelticLass) November 12, 2019
He’s getting embarrassing now 🤮only truth in that piece is Celtic are a much bigger club than Leicester
— Henriklubo (@Henriklubo) November 12, 2019