Celtic change stance on sacking Brendan Rodgers

Celtic v Livingston - Scottish Cup
Celtic v Livingston - Scottish Cup / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages

Brendan Rodgers' long-term future at Celtic is in serious doubt. The Northern Irishman was brought back in the summer after Ange Postecoglou left for Tottenham Hotspur and it was seen as an ambitious move on the part of the Hoops. After all, it is not often that they go out and appoint the most high-profile name possible.

Rodgers had won every domestic trophy possible during his first run as Celtic manager and built a team that won trebles for fun. Unfortunately, his return has not gone according to plan.

Celtic have never gotten it going under Rodgers' management this season. And there is a genuine possibility that they could finish this campaign without a trophy.

Celtic's recent result was a 4-2 Scottish Cup win over Livingston. It was another disappointing performance from Rodgers' side, as they needed two late goals to secure victory against the bottom team in the Premiership.

Celtic change stance on sacking Rodgers

For a long time, it was believed that Celtic were not considering sacking Rodgers. But now, it looks like the situation has changed quite a bit.

As reported by Football Insider, Celtic do not consider Rodgers as a long-term manager of the club. It is believed that the board are likely to show him the exit door if he fails to win the league this season, but his position remains under doubt regardless.

Either this squad is not the right fit for Rodgers' system. Or time has passed him by and his tactics are no longer working in Scotland.

Whichever it may be, it is not good news for Rodgers and Celtic. They still have the league and Scottish Cup to compete for, but considering how things have been going for the Hoops this season, they are no the favourites in either of those competitions.