Former Hoops striker and BT Sport pundit Chris Sutton has blasted former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers for leaving the club this week, writing in The Daily Record on Wednesday.
Sutton’s immediate reaction is fairly similar to the sentiment throughout the Hoops support, with many feeling entirely let down by a man who spoke in glowing terms of the club and his love for it.
The BT man hasn’t missed the new Leicester boss with his comments, writing in The Record:
Brendan Rodgers was always going to leave Celtic. But the timing of it has made a mockery of some of his past statements about a dream job.
The speed of the move tells you it’s surely been in the planning for a while and he’s left the club in a mess.
Rodgers had the Celtic fans eating out of his hands because of the success but if this really was the dream job that he always claimed it was, you don’t walk out of it at this time.
That’s where he has ruined some of his legacy. In the future, people will look back on his reign and applaud him for what he has done. A double treble and pointing the club towards the treble Treble is some effort given the shambles he inherited from Ronny Deila.
But bizarrely, in the way he has come to this ending, he is leaving a mess of his own for the next guy in the door.
Sutton is perfectly correct to call Brendan Rodgers out in this manner for his shocking decision to essentially leave the Hoops in the lurch.
Thankfully the team themselves don’t seem to have missed a beat, picking up where they left off at the weekend with a morale boosting last-minute win away to Hearts at Tynecastle.
Neil Lennon is now leading them into the unknown and a blockbuster end to the season.
The players look up for it and ready to push for a ‘treble treble’ of domestic trophies. If we can do that, nobody will be care nor remember what Rodgers brought to the club.