It’s impossible not to smile at the fall of Brendan Rodgers

It was announced yesterday that Brendan Rodgers had mutually parted company with Leicester City with the midlands club anchored in the EPL relegation zone.

You can’t help but smirk. Is that Petty? No. Brendan, as we know joined the foxes just over four years ago leaving Celtic in the process at a vital part of the season. The overwhelming majority of Celtic supporters haven’t forgave him and rightly so.

Brendan worked wonders at Celtic. He gave us success that we will remember for ever. A double treble, the foundations of a treble treble. The invincible’s season, so much memories.

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 01: Brendan Rogers, Manager of Leicester City, looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park on April 01, 2023. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

We will always be grateful for his achievements, he worked wonders at the club. What sticks in the throat is the way he left. We were top of the table with a healthy lead, but one that wasn’t impossible to overtake. We were going for a historic treble treble. There was a great feeling around the club. The supporters were buzzing amid anticipation of yet another treble, and then on that morning on the 26th of February 2019 it all changed.

Brendan of course decided to leave to go to Leicester. Fair enough. A decent club in a big league, but a level up form Celtic? No chance. It was down to one thing and one thing only, money. Brendan would have been on a handsome pay packet at Celtic, but most likely doubled his wages by going down south.

Thankfully the players remained focused under Neil Lennon and we clinched a historic treble treble.

Brendan said he was a Celtic man, but no true Celtic man would ditch the club at such a vital time. He had us all fooled with that charm, some had him sussed well before due to his questionable spiel.

Leicester City’s Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers (C) reacts to their defeat on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park in south London on April 1, 2023.  (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

We can’t deny he was brilliant at his job and we will be forever thankful to his efforts. He however sullied his reputation with the Celtic support and it will be forever tainted. Had he stayed on a few months and left it would have been accepted. He would have been guaranteed hero status for life at Celtic park.

Celtic supporters will have had a wry smile when they heard of Brendan’s demise, myself included. He lost all the love he had up here when he decided to take the thirty pieces of silver down south.

It was all about the land of milk and honey for Brendan, does he regret it? Most likely not. He won’t even be that bothered to have been sacked from Leicester, the severance pay will see to that. He’ll be back in the management game soon enough.

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  1. Jim O'Rourke on

    He brought an improved level of professionalism to the club and to the players and we have a lot to thank him for but sadly yes the way he left us still sticks in the throat.

  2. So for the third time with three successive clubs, rodgers has departed all with huge financial benefits!
    He can, in my eyes at keast, never be forgotten or truly forgiven for the way he ran away to Leicester. There isn’t a manager anywhere in any league in the world who wouldn’t recognize the massive backwards step he took going downhill to Leicester, and this isn’t a dig, it’s a fact.
    He is in it strictly for the big paydays and will say anything to anyone who is thick enough to be sucked in.

  3. David Potter on

    Have to agree here! Had Brendan made it clear that he wanted to leave AT THE END OF THE SEASON because he wanted the challenge of a bigger League etc., it would have still been difficult to take, but we could have accepted that. As it was, it was painful. And to think that we used to worship the ground he walked on! How it hurt to see that banner at Tynecastle “never a Celt, always a fraud” – but it was difficult to disagree! But Nemesis has maybe now caught up with him.

    But maybe it had to happen, and things have worked out well for us in the long run?

  4. I wouldn’t be too worried about Rodgers he’ll probably get the Tottenham job. The man’s a 🐀 and should be remembered as that, it’s only self-interest that he’s about.