Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed what made the Hoops’ recent feat of winning the treble for the second season in a row so special to him.
The Hoops manager claims that it is seeing the smiles of people’s face as they celebrated winning each trophy that brought him the most joy.
“For me, it’s seeing the happiness of everyone else” he said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“People ask what it means to me but I grew up as a Celtic supporter and seeing what it means to people gives me the joy – seeing children, women and men, granddads and grandparents, all smiling and being so happy and being on the streets.
“That gives me the joy, as does the happiness of the players, knowing they’ve achieved something and added something more to their profile, and that’s ultimately what I’m here to do.”
Rodgers has had incredible success in his two years in Glasgow, and he faces a new challenge next season when Steven Gerrard takes charge of bitter rivals Rangers.
Football Insider verdict
Rodgers really does understand what the Hoops are all about, perhaps even more so than legendary manager Martin O’Neill did. He seems to speak from the heart, like a supporter would, and it is no wonder that fans laud him so often. Of course, as soon as results start to go against the Hoops, then fans will inevitably turn on him like they do to all managers in football. But up until then, fans should appreciate what they have in Rodgers. He could easily get a job in the Premier League, but for now he seems to have dedicated himself to revitalising the Hoops not just in Scotland but in Europe, which will be his next big test as Hoops boss. The achievement by this side will remain Rodgers’ legacy with the Hoops, unless the team somehow manage to achieve another treble next season. But fans should be eternally grateful for what Rodgers has done, and he hasn’t finished yet.
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