Brendan Rodgers has made a surprising admission about his stint at Celtic Park after having left the club in the middle of last season.
Brendan Rodgers might have angered a lot of Celtic fans with the manner in which he left the club in the middle of last season to join Leicester City but it appears that he still holds his time at Parkhead in high regard. The Northern Irishman even admitted that his stint at Parkhead changed him as a manager.
Before moving to Celtic, Brendan Rodgers’ biggest achievement in football was almost managing to win the Premier League title with Liverpool. Winning trophies was not something that Rodgers was particularly known for. And although he had had decent runs at Liverpool and Swansea City, that had not brought him any silverware.
All that changed at Celtic though as Rodgers turned the Glasgow team into a trophy winning machine. In his two and a half seasons at the club, the Hoops ended up winning seven trophies including two trebles. And he recently admitted that his time in Scotland turned him into a winner.
Speaking to FourFourTwo about his time in Scotland, Rodgers said:
“I think at Celtic I became a winner.
“I learned that the feeling is different, and it really whet my appetite for more success.
“Following Celtic as a boy, you know that you have to win every game. You don’t even have that doywn here with the biggest clubs – sometimes you draw and that’s still a good result. But at Celtic it never is.
“Once you get your hands on that first trophy, it gives you the feeling for even more. Hopefully, Leicester get the benefits of that.”
Rodgers abandoned Celtic in the middle of last season leaving a bitter taste in the mouths of a lot Hoops fans. But since then he has done very well at Leicester City, taking them from relegation battlers to Premier League challengers inside the span of a year. And it is hard not to wonder whether he would have managed to do so if he had not had that incredible run at Parkhead prior to returning to England.