Report claims Barca considering former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

Former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is being linked with a sensational move to Barcelona. The Irishman has lead Leicester City to back-to-back Fifth Place finishes in the Premier League as well as ending their wait for an FA Cup. However, Ronald Koeman’s difficult start to the season is threatening the Dutchman’s future as Barca manager.

90Min are reporting that Rodgers is on the shortlist alongside Xavi, Andrea Pirlo, Antonio Conte and Philip Cocu. Rodgers, who speaks Spanish, is highly regarded at the Camp Nou and the philosophies of the ex-Celtic boss would certainly fit in with the ethos of the La Liga giants.

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 last season.

It is merely a rumour at this stage but Rodgers would certainly fit the profile of a Barcelona manager. Whether he would leave Leicester or not, remains to be seen. He was an excellent Celtic manager and his ability to set professional standards across the club would certainly be welcome at Barca.

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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.


  1. Leo Celtic Ghostie on

    Brendan would be a brilliant fit for the Catalan giants. The fact that WE were pissed does not detract from the fact that he was a great manager.

  2. I totally agree with that as much we were left behind after his midnight flit he was and is a great manager and he also has the ego that is required for such a huge job.