Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has gone on a furious rant about his critics in an extraordinary outburst – with one of his former players taking the brunt of it.
The Northern Irishman named ex-Hoops attacker Kris Commons as one of the people he was unhappy with, after Commons claimed that the Bhoys need to improve their defending in Europe.
Commons was released by Rodgers in the summer when his contract came to and end at Parkhead and has now entered the world of punditry.
But Rodgers wasn’t having that, firstly he blasted Commons then had a go at the stories written in the press in Scotland.
“Right, Kris Commons… I’m about deeds, not words” Rodgers said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“I’ve heard some s*** since I’ve been up here. I’m worried about deeds. That’s the part of your industry that I don’t like.
“I don’t want to stand here and waste my time. I have a mountain of things to do rather than talk about speculation or what Kris Commons or other guys think.
“Everyone has an opinion but the opinions are not always the reality.”
The manager’s outburst seems bizarre as he has mostly had nothing but praise since becoming Celtic boss due to the job he has done so far.
Rodgers has been a huge success since arriving at the Hoops, leading the side to a domestic treble in his first season at the club.
The Bhoys also set a 69 match British record unbeaten domestic run but the team has come in for some criticism lately after some poor performances in December which saw the Hoops lose 4-0 to Hearts and stutter to a goal less draw against Rangers in the Old Firm derby.
Celtic return to action after their winter break in Dubai as they begin the defence of the Scottish Cup with a home tie against Brechin City on Saturday.
In other Celtic news, Liam Henderson has completed his move to Bari
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