Brendan Rodgers has said that the quality of players at Leicester City played a key role in him taking over the managerial vacancy at the club. The Northern Irishman had been with Celtic for the past two-and-a-half seasons but he made a rather surprise departure on Tuesday despite previously declining to comment on the same speculation.
Speaking to the Foxes’ website, Rodgers levied praise on the Hoops and said that he managed to take the Glasgow giants as far as he could. He added that he was impressed with the ambition of the Foxes while the major attraction came from the calibre of players within the current squad, he said: “We [Celtic] were on a journey of great success over these last years but when the opportunity came to talk to Leicester and I was able to analyse it, it allowed me to think that I’d probably achieved and taken the club maybe at Celtic as far as I could at this moment. The opportunity to speak with Leicester and find out their ambitions and where we can grow the Club and the training facility. Of course, the big attraction for me is working with the players.”
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he expects his Celtic squad to be in a really strong position by the time Valencia will be visiting Celtic Park in the UEFA Europa League on February 14.
The Hoopers were drawn against the Spanish club on Monday in the last 32 of the Europa League. The first leg is scheduled to be played in Glasgow with the return fixture to be held at the Mestalla a week later on February 21.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers insists his Celtic players are focused on a swift return to Scottish Premiership action, despite their latest cup triumph.
Rodgers claimed a seventh trophy win out of seven since he took over at the Parkhead club in 2016, and the first installment of a possible domestic triple treble as he watched his side see off Aberdeen 1-0 in Sunday’s Betfred Cup showdown.