Losing your manager is rarely a nice thing when you’re on top, and that’s especially true when you’re on the back of two historic seasons in the SPFL. Unfortunately, though, that’s exactly what Celtic are having to deal with at present, with the news that Brendan Rodgers has swapped Scotland for England – with a move to Leicester City.
Since moving to Celtic, Rodgers has enjoyed a tremendous spell, and there was a chance that it was set to continue with a famous treble at the end of the season – with the Hoops still on course to win two more trophies this term.
However, it hasn’t had the fairytale ending that most expected, and that’s undeniably disappointing news.
It would be easy, then, for supporters to get downbeat amidst all the drama surrounding Rodgers, but former Celt John Hartson has highlighted exactly why that shouldn’t be the case over on Twitter.
‘Timing of Rodgers departure is woeful, [but] can we move on now[?]’, he said.
Hartson continued: ‘There is a League Championship to win and a Scottish Cup that would give us an historic Triple treble. He’s gone not any 1 person is bigger than Celtic Football Club.’
Clearly, Hartson isn’t happy – and why would he be? He’s a Celtic fan, after all, and he wants what is best for the club. No matter how positive you are as a supporter, it’s hard to spin Rodgers leaving as something positive for the Hoops; and Hartson recognises that.
However, he also recognises that there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Celtic have, of course, lost big managers before, and you can bet that they’ll lose them in the future too. That said, the wheel keeps on turning – and Celtic keep on moving.
Let’s not forget, Rodgers’ arrival was preceded by the departure of a very successful manager, and the club rebuilt itself, just as it will again.
Nobody is bigger than the club, so they say, and whilst Rodgers will be fondly remembered at Celtic Park, he’s just going to be added to a long list of historic managers.
If Neil Lennon is able to bag Celtic another two trophies before the end of the season, his star will be shining far brighter than Rodgers’ – make no mistake.