I normally write about Glasgow Rangers and what Steven Gerrard thinks and does for the Ibrox club.

But with the strange events that surrounded Glasgow Celtic and their loyal fans, who were left disturbed by the speed of losing their hugely successful manager Brendan Rodgers, I have turned my attention to a new topic.

Last Sunday, Leicester City sacked Claude Puel after another loss, and by Monday morning Rodgers was in the Midlands discussing terms to take over their management duties. 

Traitor, rat, snake; these were only some of the words that were swiftly swarming around on tweets by Celtic fans from everywhere towards ex-manager Rodgers.

The minute I heard Rodgers saying, “Why did we sign another winger, when we have millions of them”, as reported by BBC Sport, I knew immediately that it was only a matter of time that he was leaving Celtic.

Someone at Celtic went over the manager’s head to buy Maryan Shved – you simply cannot do that unless you are prepared to let him go and that’s what happened to Rodgers.

It didn’t take long for the Leicester board and Rodgers to agree his lucrative deal, to be back where he feels his talents truly belong – in the Premier League.

It was confirmed that ex-Celtic manager Rodgers would be Leicester’s new City boss, only an hour before the Brighton game on Tuesday night.

Will Rodgers prove himself as a top manager with Leicester and help them climb back up in the league and compete for silverware again? 

As it happened, the Foxes recorded their first victory in six Premier League matches with their 2-1 home win over Brighton.

Named as the new manager from Tuesday night onwards, Rodgers was advised that Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler would take temporary charge for the Brighton match only. 

Rodgers was in the stand viewing his players and this may have been enough of the vital spark that earned his new club their deserved and much needed win.

The extremely confident Rodgers ”promised the players there are special things on the horizon” after watching their 2-1 win over Brighton, said caretaker boss Stowell.

“Brendan’s pleased. He spoke to the lads in the dressing room. He was proud of them and liked the spirit,” BBC Sport quote Stowell as saying.

“The atmosphere has lifted with a win and with the new manager because I’m sure he’ll bring a lot of good things. It’s exciting times.

“He’s got a presentation to give to them on Thursday on what he expects from them on and off the pitch. I’m excited about watching that”.

With Rodgers have left Celtic, Rangers will look to benefit and end their wait for silverware this season.


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