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.
🗣️ “I thought for 73 minutes of the game, it was a really good game and I thought we were arguably the better side.”
Brendan Rodgers on the 6-2 defeat to Tottenham. pic.twitter.com/VZxA3AyzzP
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 17, 2022