Brendan Rodgers has had a simply fantastic spell as the manager of Celtic. His first two years were effectively faultless, and whilst the current campaign started slowly, the last month or two have shown that it’s set to be another tremendous campaign for the Hoops.
Of course, the players deserve much of the praise. They are, after all, the ones that are on the pitch, and many of them have taken it upon themselves to improve this season.
However, Rodgers himself also must be identified as being the man behind the success at Celtic Park as of late. It was no coincidence that the Hoops went from being great to being incredible when the boss came in, and their continued rise under Rodgers over the last couple of years has been evident.
That, then, would rightly make Celtic fans optimistic about the future, but Celtic’s continued success could also mean bad news for the Hoops. Indeed, after all this winning, perhaps Rodgers could look to move on in the near future.
Make no mistake, whilst Rodgers likely jumped at the chance to move to Celtic, the reality is that a move to the Hoops was very much seen as a stepping stone from the perspective of the boss. Whilst Celtic are a huge club, they’re not a team that are competing for one of Europe’s best leagues or the Champions League. After Rodgers’ failure at Liverpool, it’s hard to see him wanting anything but a return to that level, and Celtic offered him the ideal chance to get there.
That doesn’t mean that he hasn’t given his all at Celtic, nor does it necessarily mean that he will want to leave anytime soon. But if he continues to win, clubs will come calling, and he may eventually be unable to say no to one of them.
Let’s not forget, too, that Rodgers has already won practically every he can at Celtic. If he’s able to repeat his feats from the last two years, he’ll achieve an unprecedented treble-treble in Scotland, and from there – where can he go? He can only go down, and so it would make sense for him to move on whilst his reputation is as high as it will go.
Rodgers could stay at Celtic for years to come and be happy, whilst also continuing to improve his reputation. However, if he wants to get back to the top of the game, it might just be the ideal time for him to move on. He should certainly consider it.