Celtic captain Scott Brown has given his thoughts on former manager Brendan Rodgers, who left the hanging in the middle of last season.
Brendan Rodgers burned a lot of bridges at Parkhead when he left the club in the middle of the season to join Leicester City. This was seen as a betrayal by a large section of the supporters after the manager had spent his entire stint emphasizing on how he had grown up as a Celtic fan and was one of them.
While his reign was filled with trophies and he was the one who turned Celtic into the Treble winning machine that it is today, the manner of his exit left a bad taste in the mouths of Hoops fans. As a result, despite all his achievements it is safe to say that Rodgers’ Celtic legacy has been tainted forever.
But unlike the fans, it looks like Scott Brown is still a big fan of his former manager. It is no secret that the two were very close during Rodgers’ reign as manager. And Brown clearly has a lot of respect and admiration for the Northern Irishman’s abilities as a manager.
As reported by Sky Sports, the longtime Celtic captain said:
“I think everyone knows he went so close with Liverpool. He’s got Leicester up to second in the league and I don’t think anyone would have thought that at the start of the season.
“They play some great football, it’s entertaining to watch and that’s what he brings to a club.
“He [also] brings that buzz and everybody just thrives off him. He’s got a great aura about himself, he believes in what he does, and at the end of the day it’s paying off.”
Rodgers has done very well since leaving Parkhead. After taking over a struggling Leicester City side in the middle of last season, he has rebuilt the team to the point where they are second in the Premier League behind only European champions Liverpool.
Celtic on the other hand look in a better position than they were when Rodgers left as well. The Hoops are currently at the top of the Premiership, in the final of the League Cup and have topped their Europa League group as well. It is safe to say that neither side is losing sleep over their separation.