Brendan Rodgers highlights difference between managing Celtic and being in England
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed that people in England cannot begin to understand the unique challenges he faces at Celtic Park.
The Hoops manager claims that no club in England are expected to win every game, like the Hoops are in Scotland.
“There’s a pressure here that’s different. You have to win every game,” Rodgers said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“There’s not a club in England that has that. You can go to Old Trafford as Liverpool manager and get a draw and it’s not a bad result.
“At Celtic, there’s an expectancy to win home and away.”
The Hoops boss will have a chance to put his theory to the test when the Hoops return from international duty to face bottom of the league Ross County at home on Saturday, where any result other than a comfortable victory will be a disappointment for supporters.
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Rodgers is correct about the unique challenges he faces in the East End of Glasgow. The pressure is on to win every game, and even a draw can be a crisis. Even at the biggest clubs in the Premier League – Manchester City for example – the pressure isn’t on to win every game that you play. Managing an Old Firm club is a unique situation, which more than a few managers have shown that they can’t handle. The pressures of the job are virtually unmatched at any other club side in Europe, and you need to have a lot of belief – which Rodgers unquestionably does – to take o what at times most seem like a thankless task in trying to keep supporters happy.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops are set to play Ireland in Scott Brown’s testimonial