Brendan Rodgers turned down China move

Brendan Rodgers turned down China move

Celtic have had one of their worst starts to a campaign for a number of years, however, it could have been under a different manager.

According to a report by The Sun, Brendan Rodgers had received an offer from China this summer to manage a side in the Chinese Super League.

The Northern Irishman has admitted that he did have interest from potential suitors, with an actual offer having been put on the table, but stated that he had no interest in leaving the Hoops.

“At the end of the season, what was important was to get away, recover from a really tough season and prepare for the next season,” he told The Sun.

“Nothing [in the offer] made me think otherwise.”

The Celtic boss has led his Bhoys side to successive domestic trebles, which included one year of going unbeaten, and had drawn interest from the mega-rich Asian country.

However, the former Liverpool and Swansea City manager has found this season tougher than the previous two and has watched his side be handed a number of defeats already.

The Verdict:

Rodgers has certainly proven that he can be a top manager during his time at Celtic Park and will be desperate to ensure things improve in the immediate future.

Due to his managerial record with the Scottish giants, it does not really come as a surprise to hear that he had an offer to head out to China and manage a side out there.

However, it was the right decision to turn down their advances, although he would have been looking to have had a much better start to their title defences this season.

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