Celtic defeat against Zenit proves why senior man is in Scotland and not England
Brendan Rodgers has been widely hailed as some kind of tactical guru in Scotland who can do very little wrong but after his side choked in yet another big game.
The Celtic manager’s’ record against the big guns shows why he is in the Scottish Premiership and not England’s Premier League.
Since taking over as Bhoys manager, Rodgers has time and again failed to make any impact against big teams and, despite the financial gulf between the Hoops and some of their European opposition, the Scottish champions are no more handicapped in Europe than the rest of Scotland are against Celtic.
Some of the senior man’s achievements are definitely worthy of praise – a domestic campaign without losing isn’t easy or far more people would have done it – but his failures also need to be addressed.
With the success Celtic have had under the former Liverpool, Reading and Swansea boss has meant any dissenting voices have often been shouted down but after the latest capitulation on the big stage there are questions to be asked.
Celtic probably will go on and lift their seventh successive title but if Rodgers’ somehow contrives to blow it and hand the title to the Hoops’ bitter rivals, he could finish his chances of ever landing a Premier League job again.
In other Celtic news, Patrick Roberts may make his return from injury against Aberdeen on Sunday
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