From Brendan to the Chairman, down to the ordinary supporter, It’s time to let bygones be bygones

Today is most likely the day that Brendan Rodgers will be officially announced as the manager of Celtic football club for a second time. Supporters of a nervous disposition can rest easy now knowing this isn’t an Eddie Howe part 2 scenario. All that worrying for nothing eh?

Animosity has now eased towards Brendan after the way he left previously. He still has some making up to do, but if he is in anyway as successful as his first spell, all will be forgotten.

It’s reportedly a long term deal that Brendan has penned, presumably a four or five year one, and that is a sensible move in the clubs part, considering the way things panned out last time. But we should remember that there are always to sides to a story like that and it’s always been clear that Rodgers had good reason to be unhappy with the way things were going at Celtic in the months  before his decision to leave.

In 2019 Rodgers took all of the blame, more than his fair share as others came out of it smelling of roses with a big compo cheque from Leicester as the icing on their cake. Smiles and backslapping all round from his wee lieutenants in the  faded and diminished old fan media,  who this time last week were running with anti-Rodgers briefings for their beloved master.

Brendan is apparently on a more handsome salary than last time, and that wasn’t peanuts. His transfer budget is also said to be generous, and I can believe so or Brendan wouldn’t be committing himself long term. He’s obviously sought assurance from Dermot Desmond himself and his terms have been met, that is very promising indeed.

He will be working with Michael Nicholson as CEO and will have direct access to Dermot Desmond so as far as the behind the scenes friction last time around it’s a case of ‘he who laughs last laughs the longest’ and today it will be Brendan Rodgers with a big smile on his face.

Lots of tweets will be getting deleted as we speak! But Brendan has decided to come back and we will have to give him the opportunity to make amends for his untimely departure four years ago. Exciting times are ahead.

So it is time to let bygones be bygones and that means everyone from the Chairman down to the ordinary supporter like you and me.

JustAnOrdinaryBhoy – follow on Twitter @ordinarybhoy

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An ordinary everyday Celtic supporters hailing and still residing in Govan in the shadows of the enemy. I’m a season ticket holder. I Witnessed my first Celtic game in 1988 and have attended when I can ever since. Growing up in the 90s I witnessed Celtic at their lowest, and now appreciate the historic success we enjoy today. I enjoy writing about this wonderful football club and hopefully will continue to do so. I’ve always been a keen writer and initially started this a hobby. My ambition is to one day become as good an author as my fellow Celtic Star colleagues.


  1. TheBhoywithmcGraininhisside on

    No, Brendan’s problem last time was that he allegedly attempted to tap up dembele re moving to China with him for big bucks. This was all done via agents behind the boards’ back. When Brendan got found out any & all trust in the manager was gone. It may be a truism but the relationship between chairman (CEO in Celtic’s set up) and manager is the most important in football and Brendan blew it up.

    Desmond attempted to broker the empasse. Brendan got a bigger salary & the board got Brendan to commit to the Club on a longer term deal. But when trust is gone it’s gone & consequently the board didn’t sanction any of Brendan’s big money buys moving forward.

    Brendan whined about this lack of funds & the alternate transfer strategy on TV & in the press before leaving to join Leicester, taking with him the majority of Celtic’s coaching staff, 2 days before a trip to Tynecastle.

  2. I still think there could be problems with lawell on the board,who should never have been brought back,if any of the rumours between him and Rodgers are true it could create a toxic atmosphere at the club which is not needed.

  3. If there is or will be a problem between him and the now chairman he wouldnt sign contract but scottish media will keep this going its there only negative