BRENDAN RODGERS is in the midst of his first real test as Celtic boss.
With so much success so far it ensures one thing – the idiots come out the woodwork to try and disparage, belittle and ultimately try and push him out the door.
If there was even a hint of dissent in the ranks last season it was pounced upon and used as ammunition for why Celtic would falter and why Brendan should maybe go. Remember, we had a scenario when Gers fans were celebrating drawing us in the Scottish Cup, such was the hyperbole.
So when Celtic are currently going through a bad spell – all of their own making, from poor recruitment, investment and bad squad management, we find ourselves in a position where everyone and their uncle can have a go. We even have Kris Boyd telling us our players don’t want to be there, based on nothing more than wishful thinking but it intensifies the narrative.
For the first time under Brendan Rodgers, there are real questions to answer and the Celtic fans are not blind to that fact.
We need to see an improvement there is no doubt about it.
However, people are using this sort of opportunity to push Brendan Rodgers out of the club. For some, it’s wishful thinking, for others it’s ignorance.
In the case of Ian Wright, it has to be ignorance.
“I’m not sure what more, with all due respect to Celtic, he can do there now.
“If he was linked away and he came out and said ‘I feel I’ve taken them as far as I can, I’ve got two trebles’, he could probably use that to say he wants a new challenge.
“You could see that happening and, no matter what you say, he can get teams playing well. He would be sought after.”
One thing Ian Wright does give Brendan Rodgers with his comments is respect and kudos for what he’s done and can do.
What he doesn’t take into account is the pride he takes in his work and the joy he has had as the Celtic manager.
Rodgers wants to leave a lasting legacy and that does not come with leaving at the first real time of trouble.
Remember folks, we might be in the midst of a ‘crisis’ as they say but we’re only one point behind the highest flying, best ever team to come out of Ibrox (Groan). We are six points behind a resurgent Hearts – everything is retrievable and nothing is lost and our manager knows this.