Brendan Rodgers has now officially joined Leicester City, and Celtic fans have been left in a lurch. One always had the feeling that Rodgers would depart at some time for an English club. However, leaving the Hoops midway through the season is what is going to tarnish Rodgers’ legacy at ParkHead.
Rangers meanwhile should see this as an opportunity to run their rivals close. They are still a bit far off the pace in the Premiership as they trail by eight points. However, they can definitely stop Celtic from winning the treble. Rangers fans had a field day on Twitter after the news about Rodgers leaving Celtic for Leicester broke and here are some of the best reactions.
Some believed that it was the competition from Gerrard which made Rodgers move away from Celtic.
"I think Gerrard has got him running scared a little bit and that’s why he’s coming to Leicester.”@talkSPORTDrive believes Steven Gerrard is a reason behind Brendan Rodgers leaving Celtichttps://t.co/S67B7mEnEz
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) February 26, 2019
This has been the reaction from most of the fans around as they think that Rodgers has chickened out.
Rodgers has it easy his entire time at Celtic, the minute he sniffs a bit of competition coming his way with the re-emergence of Rangers he jumps ship. #coward
— ryan (@smithy2786) February 26, 2019
Sinclair, McGregor, Forrest, Tierney to Leicester in the summer? Definitely a good chance of happening given the way Leicester has spent in the last few transfer windows.
Maybe Warbs is right, next year will be rangers' year. Rodgers will almost certainly turn to Celtic during the summer transfer window and buy the likes of Sinclair, Tierney and Rogic. With Rangers announcing profits again, the league will be contested for the 1st time since 2012
— Tam Gilchrist (@TGlchrst12) February 26, 2019
Steve definitely makes a strong point here. A ‘character’ like Rodgers leaving isn’t going to help the league.
If I were a Rangers fan I wouldn’t laugh too hard. This week has been a major set-back for Scottish Football between Clarke & Rodgers. Unless drastic action is taken what serious high level manager would want to work in the SPFL? How long will Gerrard want to work in Scotland?
— Steve Hemphill (@SaanichFlyer) February 27, 2019
Celtic are surely not going to squander an 8 point lead at this point of the season. But Rangers fans can definitely dream on the prospect of something like that happening.
Think about it: if Rangers manage to win the league this season, we ruin Rodgers and Lennon.
— Alasdair McKillop (@AGMcKillop) February 26, 2019
Maybe Rodgers is taking the bet a bit too far here.
— Hugh g rection (@Trapsixtrit) February 27, 2019
We all are living in 2019, but this man is living in 3019 with a thought process like that. What are the odds of something like this happening?
Because sometimes watching the world burn is fun, how great would it be after Rodgers left Celtic for Leicester, that Gerrard resigned from Rangers to manage Celtic?
— Adnan (@AdnanOnMUFC) February 26, 2019
Some people are hailing Rodgers as a Rangers legend.
Dont even like football, in fact, I think football is for absolute mongols, a device the Europe controls the masses with, but if Celtic don’t get 10 in a row, that means Brendan Rodgers is a Rangers legend. The 2nd most successful manager Celtic have had since Stein. Beautiful.
— Skelf McFall (@TheSkelf) February 26, 2019
Some Liverpool fans also joined in the act on having a go at Rodgers
Gerrard went to Scotland, won Rangers their first Old Firm since 2012 and scared Brendan Rodgers out of the country. All in under a year. My Idol pic.twitter.com/GLLWNuDF3E
— Josh (@KloppStyle) February 26, 2019
The consensus is that Rodgers went out at a terrible time when the Hoops were preparing themselves to win the ‘treble-treble’. Rangers fans are definitely delighted with it given the domination Rodgers had in Scotland during his tenure. However, we believe more than Gerrard’s impact; it was the lure of the Premier League which pushed Rodgers into making such a decision. At Celtic, he was almost in an auto-pilot mode on the domestic front. An impressive stint with the Foxes might next give him a gig at some of the heavyweight clubs, and you can’t blame the Northern Irish manager for being ambitious.
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