Southampton fans react to reported interest in Celtic manager Rodgers
Southampton fans on Twitter are desperate for the club to appoint Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers to replace Mauricio Pellegrino, who was sacked on Monday night.
With the Premier League side only one point and one place above the relegation zone, they are desperate for a big name to come and save them from the drop as relegation looms, and a report in the Scottish Sun has linked the Celtic boss with the vacancy.
One fan is so desperate to avoid relegation that he has begged his club to give Rodgers “whatever he wants” to move to the club currently 17th in the Premier League, although some seem realistic enough to think that he won’t want to leave a Champions League club at this moment in time.
Here are some of the best reactions from Southampton fans on Twitter to Rodgers:
Go and get Brendon Rodgers! #saintsfc
— Karl Swanborough (@Swanborough888) March 12, 2018
Please please please PLEASE get Brendan Rodgers and give hime WHATEVER he wants @SouthamptonFC , TRY at least to make the fans happy by getting someone with caliber and the ability to get us back to where we rightfully belong. #saintsfc
— Darren Slatter (@DarrenSlatter83) March 12, 2018
Literally I would love to see Brendan Rodgers at saints, but can’t see him dropping champions league #saintsfc
— Harry West (@HarryWest) March 12, 2018
Would love Brendan Rodgers. However Marco Silva would suffice. Watch Gabbiadini play again under the new manager and score 8 in 9 and keep us up btw #saintsfc
— Nicholas Watt (@NicholasWatt11) March 12, 2018
Brendan Rodgers has to be a consideration #saintsfc
— Adam (@Ajthundersticks) March 13, 2018
Rodgers or Silva for the Southampton job. You heard it here first #saintsfc.
— Dyl ???? (@DyIbaIa) March 13, 2018
Praying for Rodgers. At the very least of those Silva. Bilic or Hughes is further regression.
— Ben Palmer (@BenPalmer78) March 12, 2018
The Hoops boss has of course had spells working in the Premier League before, most recently at Liverpool where he took then within a whisker of the league title, and at Swansea where he established the Welsh side in the top tier.
It does seem unlikely that the Northern Irishman will want to swap the Champions League for a relegation battle, but anything is possible in football.
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In other Celtic news, the Hoops are considering making Odsonne Edouard’s loan deal permanent