Celtic: Brendan Rodgers reveals detail about Parkhead exit

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Former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers had recently revealed a key reason and detail for his Parkhead exit.

This came after Rodgers appeared as a guest on the latest episode of the Robbie Fowler podcast and he was asked about number of issues involving his managerial experiences. He was also asked about his time at Parkhead. Rodgers talked about his exit from the club and he made it clear that he felt that he had taken the Bhoys as far as he could.

Rodgers departed Celtic in February 2019 to join Leicester City and he was replaced by Neil Lennon. At Leicester last season, he helped the Foxes finish fifth in the Premier League and his side currently find themselves at third, only four points behind second-placed Manchester United.

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Rodgers made it clear that when he left Celtic, he had nothing more left to achieve at Parkhead. He also felt he wasn’t getting the chance to take himself to the next level.

The Foxes boss said (48:08): “Towards the end, I felt I’d taken Celtic as far as I could. I could’ve stayed on and like you said – done the Treble Treble. We’d won seven trophies in a row and we’d created so many records and so many incredible memories that I just felt that I’d maybe taken the team or the club as far as I could.

“For me, I’m the type that I need the next test and the next challenge. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to develop that at Celtic.”

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TIF Thoughts on Rodgers’ Celtic exit…

While Rodgers did leave the Hoops before the end of the campaign, they did end up winning the Premiership title anyway. They also won the League Cup and also went on to win the Scottish Cup (as per Transfermarkt).

This suggests that in the shorter term, his exit didn’t harm the Hoops too much. While the Hoops haven’t won the league this season, Rodgers helped the Bhoys win seven titles, something he deserves credit for.

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