Video: Rodgers defends his decision to leave Celtic

BRENDAN RODGERS has spoken to Oxford University Union about his life and career as a player and then a manager. The Irishman left Celtic in February 2019 following two and a half seasons in Glasgow for Premier League side Leicester City.

Despite arriving claiming to be a Celtic supporter, Rodgers left out the backdoor at Celtic Park and head down to the Midlands. Now, over a year on, Rodgers has defended his decision to do so claiming that it was a professional decision and not a personal one.

Rodgers detailed the successes that he enjoyed at Celtic and that he is delighted to see Neil Lennon and the players continue the winning mentality even after Rodgers left. The 47-year-old said that he was in regular contact with Lennon and a number of the players even after he left and watched the games when he could.

Rodgers’ legacy at Celtic was certainly impacted by the way in which he left the club; although what he achieved on the park was sensational and allowed the club to dominate Scottish football over the last few years.

Rodgers’ first season will be fondly remembered as Celtic completed an Invincible treble culminating in Tom Rogic’s injury time winner at Hampden over Aberdeen. Matt Corr has written about that season in his new book ‘Invincible’.


The Celtic Star’s very own Matt Corr – who you may also know as a Tour Guide at Celtic Park – publishes his first Celtic book, titled INVINCIBLE – early next month. This beautiful hardback book will be the definitive story of Celtic’s magical2016-17 season – it truly is wonderful, a real joy to read, and brilliantly written by Matt.

If you have been reading Matt’s regular contributions on The Celtic Star or indeed in the Matchday Programme or in the Celtic View you will know just how talented a Celtic writer he is. The book is published by The Celtic Star and you can pre-order below.

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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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