Brendan Rodgers makes shock admission about Celtic future
By Danny Wright
Brendan Rodgers has said that his job is never going to be totally secure at Celtic, despite the club being on track to securing a domestic treble with an unbeaten record.
The former Liverpool boss admitted that if next season doesn’t begin as well as the current campaign has then he will face the chop – the same as any other manager.
It’s a shocking admission for someone who has hit the level of success that Rodgers has this season, but it reflects the modern game of football.
The Bhoys are currently well clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a huge 27 point lead over second-placed Aberdeen as they look well on their way to securing a sixth consecutive league title.
Rodgers has already led Celtic to a league cup victory this season and his side will soon face a Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers.
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Celtic welcome the Light Blues to Parkhead for their next league match in what will be a fiery Old Firm clash.
Despite the Hoops’ unbeaten domestic season, the 44-year-old is not getting ahead of himself and has admitted that even a treble won’t make him immune from the axe.
“We could have a good season, win a double or treble, go unbeaten, whatever,” said Rodgers, as quoted by the Evening Times. “But the way modern society works there could be a clamour for me to be out by September [if things aren’t going well]. What can you do? You can only do your best.
“That’s why I don’t get too carried away when we win or too disappointed when we lose.
“One day you walk on water, the next you’re the devil.”
Celtic have only dropped two points in their league campaign this season when they drew with Inverness, who are currently bottom of the league, in September.
Rodgers is currently in his debut season at Celtic Park after replacing Ronny Deila in May 2016.
It’s his first taste of Scottish football after previous spells at Liverpool, Swansea and Reading.
In other Celtic news, the club have confirmed they have agreed terms with this Scotland international.