When Celtic brought back Brendan Rodgers in the summer after Ange Postecoglou left for Tottenham Hotspur, it was thought that the club were bringing in the best possible replacement. The Northern Irishman was a proven success in Scotland, having won seven domestic trophies the first time around at Parkhead. In the process, he also built the historic Quadruple Treble team.
Half a season on, there are serious doubts as to whether Rodgers is the right man for the job though. The football that he wants his side to play does not seem to suit the squad at all, most of which was assembled during Postecoglou's time at Parkhead.
Angeball has been replaced by a slow and methodical style of football. And it has had a negative effect not only on the entertainment factor but also on the results.
It is worth pointing out that Rodgers has not been helped much by the board. Despite the unimpressive first half to the campaign, only two signings were made in the January transfer window, and one of them was a deadline day loan deal.
Rodgers sends message to unhappy Celtic fans
Unsurprisingly, a lot of fans are not happy with the situation. As reported by The National, Rodgers has addressed the recent discontent amongst some supporters as he said while speaking to Sky Sports:
"Supporters are entitled to make their opinion known and always will be especially with the demands at this football club.
"All I can concentrate on is making sure the supporters are clear and have clarity when they go into the games."
The only thing that can change the mood of unhappy fans is wins. It remains to be seen if Rodgers' side can deliver them moving forward.
The signs are not positive though. Often this season, Celtic have struggled to break down even those teams who are near the bottom of the table.
Early on in the campaign, they were at least winning games on a consistent basis. Now, those have dried up as well and they are dropping valuable points far too often, which has allowed the Rangers to catch up to them.