Ally McCoist has attempted to stir speculation about Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers’ future following a triumphant season where Rodgers clinched a league and cup double in his first season back at Parkhead.

Soccer Football – World Cup – UEFA Qualifiers – Group F – Scotland v Denmark – Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – November 15, 2021 Former Scotland players Kris Boyd and Ally McCoist are seen before the match Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

Amidst such success, McCoist suggested that Rodgers might be looking to move on, especially with current vacancies at clubs like Brighton and Chelsea.

Speaking on TalkSPORT, McCoist said:”There is an element of me that thinks Brendan will want to move on again. I genuinely believe that. Of course he’s had a very successful season winning a league and cup double. Goes without saying. And his CV once again is back up there.

“We’ve seen in recent years, Scottish teams participating at the very, very top level and it is bordering on impossible for them to compete in the Champions League. And I just think Celtic would be the exact same again next year.

“I know for a fact there is still an element of some of the Celtic support – no matter what Brendan does – will not be happy with him back at Celtic for the way they see the way he left in the first place. For me, it would not be a shock at all to me if Brendan moved on and moved back south.”

However, despite McCoist’s suggestions, there is strong reason to believe Rodgers is committed to his current role at Celtic. Upon his return last summer, Rodgers signed a three-year contract and expressed his intention to see it through. To suggest he might leave this summer can be seen as an attempt to unsettle the manager amid his successful campaign.

He’s just getting started at Celtic, with his eyes on European improvement.

Such comments have been perceived by some as McCoist being bitter about Rodgers’ achievements, especially as he’s seen off yet another Rangers manager.


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