Celtic FC News: Brendan Rodgers admits timing of Celtic exit was not correct

Celtic FC News: Brendan Rodgers has opened up about his Celtic exit to join Premier League side Leicester City.

The Northern Irish Manager left some Hoops fans upset after leaving the Scottish giants midway through the season.

Brendan Rodgers Celtic

A section of people was spotted holding a banner condemning Rodgers at Tynecastle Stadium. And a group of Hoops supporters filmed a video aimed at the Northern Irishman.

Now the former Liverpool manager has finally opened about his shocking move to the Premier League.

“If I was making the decision emotionally, with my heart, I’d never leave Celtic. But I’m in a career where there are certain challenges that will come up for you.” 

Wrong time to make the move

He also regretted the time he chose to make a move to the Premier League side. (h/t The Telegraph UK)

“The ideal time would have been the summer, but I had a decision I had to make very quickly. This opportunity to come to a club like Leicester wasn’t going to wait.”

Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers

The ex-Hoops boss has become the highest paid manager in the club history of the Foxes after signing a £5 million-a-year contract. (h/t The Telegraph UK)

Rodgers was appointed as the Foxes manager after the club sacked Claude Puel.  The Frenchman couldn’t inherit the style of Claudio Ranieri under whom City lifted the title in 2016.

The former Swansea manager witnessed the victory of City over Brighton from the stands of King Power Stadium on Wednesday.

Neil Lennon has been announced as the new interim manager of the Scottish club till the end of the season. And he emerged victorious on his first outing against Hearts.

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The Hoops will be facing Hibernian in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals this Saturday.

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