Former Man United and Celtic player Micky Gray has said that Brendan Rodgers “can’t organise a team”.
Gray was talking on Jim White’s talkSPORT show where the topic was about Rodgers being linked to Premier League side Arsenal.
That stemmed from the report in the Daily Mail that had Rodgers’ name on the Arsenal shortlist as the north London side prepared to review Arsene Wenger’s position at the end of the season.
However, Gray wasn’t sure that Rodgers was the answer for Arsenal, although his reasoning is likely to annoy Celtic fans.
He pointed to Rodgers’ recent games in Europe as the reason why he couldn’t be considered an elite manager.
Celtic were just knocked out of the Europa league after a two-legged tie that saw them beat Zenit 1-0 at home before capitulating 3-0 away.
“He [Rodgers] has flaws, I don’t think he can organise a team,” Gray said on Jim White’s talkSPORT show (Tuesday, 10am).
“They got thumped by PSG, thumped by Bayern… That’s where an experienced manager says, ‘okay, we might lose here, but we’re only going to lose by one or two.
“Don’t lose by seven. Don’t lose by five.
“They had a 1-0 lead against Zenit but then they had to go away and play the same way.
“That’s the flaw with Rodgers. He should have told his team, ‘Look, we like to play good football but we need to set-up differently and get everyone behind the ball.'”