BRENDAN RODGERS has won six trophies out of six domestically since coming to Scotland.
The manager has been a touch of class, even through his roughest spell over the past month or two.
He’s a manager who could very well manage in England’s top flight quite easily, and it’s still a massive feather in Celtic’s cap that they managed to bring him to the club.
So WHY, are the media in this country trying to flog him to the second rate Championship with Aston Villa?
Let me let you in on a little secret – there is a formula to what’s going on. Had Fulham or Cardiff sacked their manager last week, we would have seen the same articles, the same quotes from former professionals and the same people in the Scottish media trying to convince us he’s away to London or Wales.
While people ‘in the know’ down south were posting from early Sunday evening that Thierry Henry was the man the Villains wanted and that he was in advanced talks, the Scottish press were going with the headline – ‘Villa set to make Rodgers approach’ an approach that STILL hasn’t come as we sit here Tuesday morning.
It’s almost as if they want rid of Brendan. If I weren’t so level-headed I’d be the tiniest bit paranoid they were trying to weaken the club by undermining the manager’s position.
Brendan Rodgers will not leave Celtic high and dry for Aston Villa – it’s as simple as that.
As no semblance of a move is forthcoming, we are now switching to the mode of headline that says Rodgers will probably stay now because Villa didn’t make an approach – inferring the Celtic manager would have been off had they done so. The same way Katy Perry will not be dining with me later this evening because I’ve not got around to calling her yet.