Former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers under increasing pressure after 6-2 loss

Former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers could be out of a job shortly after Leicester City were beaten 6-2 by Tottenham Hotspur. The Irishman has been under pressure since the start of the campaign, overseeing seven games without a win, and the result this afternoon has resulted in greater calls for Rodgers to be sacked.

The Leicester board are said to be reluctant to pay Rodgers his sizeable pay-off and given the manager’s loud complaints about their lack of summer spending, it may be that Rodgers is simply biding his time.

Rodgers was at the Celtic helm for two and a half years. The ex-Liverpool manager won seven trophies in a row, an Invincible Treble, a 69-game unbeaten run and numerous other successes before being replaced by Neil Lennon when he left for Leicester in February 2019. Supporters will likely recognise how impressive Rodgers’ time at the club was and a lot of people realised that there were issues at a boardroom level that lead to his departure, which was emphasised by the off-field mess of two seasons ago.

The manager has proven his worth as a coach but he also has a petulant side. There are patterns between his exit from Liverpool, Celtic and his current period with Leicester. Rodgers had enjoyed success with Leicester, finishing fifth twice and winning an FA Cup; however, he will likely be unable to match the intensity of the Celtic job wherever he goes.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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  1. Fans will now probably realize that maybe it wasn’t the Celtic board after all! Rodgers has a proven track record of blaming everyone else when things turn sour.