Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has claimed that Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is currently the ‘best British manager’ working at the moment, and he deserves more respect for what he has achieved.
The former Liverpool centre-back believes that Rodgers’ time as manager at Anfield has been unfairly maligned, even though he took Liverpool to within a whisker of title glory in 2014.
“I actually think Brendan is the best British manager,” he said, as quoted on Sky Sports and as reported by the Daily Record.
“He at times is ridiculed, even sometimes by Liverpool fans on social media, ‘oh Brendan Rodgers has only done this’, ‘Klopp’s only done that’ as if Brendan Rodgers is the worst manager they’ve ever seen at Liverpool.
“Rodgers came closer than anyone to winning a league title.”
Rodgers has had huge success at Celtic since joining the club in May 2016.
His first season saw the Hoops win their first domestic treble since 2001, as well clinch an unbeaten league season, which eventually ran to a British record 69 domestic matches without defeat.
This season the Hoops are clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table, have already retained the Betfred Cup and are in the Scottish Cup quarter-final, whilst also getting prepared to face Zenit in the last 32 of the Europa League.
Before joining the Hoops the Northern Irishman not only had a spell as Liverpool boss, but also managed Swansea to promotion to the Premier League and took charge at Reading and Watford.
His time at Liverpool saw the Anfield men go closer to winning the league title than they had in many years, but poor results eventually saw him depart.
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