Desperation setting in as Ibrox mouthpiece links Rodgers with Chelsea job

Former Rangers, Celtic and theRangers striker Kenny Miller is very much a media mouthpiece for the latest Ibrox club, up there alongside the likes of Kris Boyd and Barry Ferguson.

Kenny Miller of Celtic celebrates after scoring against Rangers during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on September 23, 2006. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

While waiting on our supporters bus to show up, I had a Quick Look at my emails and noticed that this had just been sent into The Celtic Star. It’s about Kenny Misser trying his level best to talk Brendan Rodgers into taking the Chelsea job this summer.

That’s a sure indication that Rodgers had the upper hand over the Belgian waffler who has lost the plot in recent weeks as Celtic’s manager is clearly relishing the title fight, as all winners do.

It’s also a chance to stir up the previous situation in February 2019 when Rodgers decided to take the Leicester City job amid ongoing issues with the then Celtic CEO Peter Lawwell.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the Aberdeen v Celtic – Scottish Cup Semi Final at Hampden on April 20, 2024 (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

At his media conference yesterday Brendan Rodgers recognised that the trust legacy from that episode played a contributing factor in Celtic’s topsy turvy season with a real sense of unity within the club and support only emerging in the past month as we approach the conclusion of a season which promises a double delight for Celtic.

Here’s Kenny Miller’s intervention today as he desperately tries to get Brendan Rodgers the Chelsea job.

Kenny Miller, speaking to BoyleSports who offer the latest Glasgow Derby odds, said…

“It would take an incredible knock-back if Chelsea were to come calling for him – he’s been there before working in the academy, so he knows all about the club.

“For me, Brendan Rodgers is an elite level manager and there’s not too many of them about. You can think of Guardiola and Klopp in the Premier League at the moment – Rodgers is up there with these guys.

“He had a bit of a raw deal in the end during his time at Leicester, after his team achieved great stuff off the back of his time at Celtic. You look at his time at Liverpool, where he nearly won the league as well.

“In terms of British managers, Brendan Rodgers is right up there and is an elite level coach, so it wouldn’t surprise me if those types of jobs were on the horizon at some point – that’s the level he’s at.

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers. Celtic v Kilmarnock, Cinch Scottish Premiership,Celtic Park, 17 February 2024 Photo Stuart Wallace Shutterstock

“If that were to happen in the summer, you’d say the Chelsea job is right at the top of that list. I’m a big Pochettino fan as well, to be honest, and I think what he has done with the group he’s got there is building towards something, although they’re far from the finished article.

“What Brendan has proved is that he can bring that kind of group together as well. If he were to be given that option, then it would be a really hard one to turn down for Brendan.

“Chelsea have a really young, talented squad and in a few years could be in a far better place, and maybe compete for the Premier League.

“It would be a tough one to turn down for him. However, I do feel as though he has unfinished business up in Scotland, having left under a cloud last time, during the middle of the 2018/19 season.

“There were a lot of unhappy fans, and it was then announced that he was coming back last year because of how he left things. Now, he’s got a month to prove that it was the right decision to come back – to do this, he needs to deliver the league and cup double for Celtic.

“In Glasgow, there’s always a positive and a negative. When Phillippe Clement came in, he outshone Brendan, who then came under some unfair criticism because they lost that seven-point lead.

“He doesn’t need to prove anything, I’m not saying that, but he’ll feel in himself that he needs to win to stay involved in these types of conversations about the top jobs. He needs to show that he’s a level above and deliver now.”


About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

1 Comment

  1. Not going to happen whatsoever imo?
    Must admit to have been fairly disappointed upon what Rodgers has produced within his job this season, as was expecting far better?
    Was never against the return of Rodgers, even if I wouldn’t be the biggest fan of his either, as to much of a bullshitter for my liking?
    I know he’s been given a free pass to date with so much focus been upon the failures within the recruitment of players this season?
    However I still find his failure in getting the same returns from the more established and successful winning players as a bigger concern over the course of this season imo?
    Injuries have played there part also, but still can’t recall a season where our inconsistencies within performance have been so high, especially even through matches on so many occasions?
    There are no such excuses available to Rodgers now, with a full squad available to him for the end of the season imo?
    Still success has to be delivered, starting with today?
    Yet if the unthinkable happens and we end the season empty handed, then surely the calls for Rodgers head will increase imo?
    So believe Rodgers hasn’t even secured his job with ourselves just yet, so fail to see how another club could be thrown into the equation?
    But there again we are talking about a peanut headed thick gormless Hun eejit, so hardly surprising for him to be coming out with such horseshite?