Fans of Celtic have been reacting on Twitter after former Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers said he couldn’t let his heart rule his head after being asked about his decision to depart.
The current Leicester City boss left the Glasgow giants midway through the 2018/19 season after two and a half successful seasons with the former Scottish champions.
Rodgers won two league titles, two Scottish Cups, and three League Cups during his time at Parkhead, but his decision to join the Foxes with an unprecedented treble-treble hanging in the balance angered large sections of the club’s supporters.
After guiding Leicester to a potentially pivotal 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace on Monday night, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher asked the 48-year-old if he felt his controversial decision to depart the Hoops had been vindicated.
“I’ve always said it was such a tough decision for me to leave Celtic, Jamie, because I was a Celtic supporter growing up, but what I couldn’t do was let my heart rule my head. I felt that I needed the next challenge,” Rodgers replied, but significant sections of the Celtic fanbase are clearly yet to forgive the Northern Irishman.
“Nonsense why doesn’t he tell the truth? He left because the structure in place strangles the manager and hangs him out to dry if the projects don’t work Let my heart rule my head – absolute mince”
“Basically he’s telling us that he’s broken the top 6 and is now looking for another job. Brendan Rodgers cares very deeply about Brendan Rodgers. He’s loved every minute of himself.”
“He’s a typical businessman he has no loyalties anywhere, if he was such a Celtic fan then how come ten in a row wasn’t as important to him as it was to us.”
“I’ll never forgive him”
“Sick listening to him referring back to Celtic you left end of story cheerio”
After finishing fifth in 2019/20 and narrowly missing out on Champions League football, Rodgers has steered Leicester to third place in the Premier League table this time around, and qualification for Europe’s elite cup competition could arguably justify his decision to depart Celtic.