KIERAN TIERNEY has taken the diplomatic approach to things after two weeks of utter madness thanks to his former mentor Brendan Rodgers.

Kieran was in the dark, as was most of the squad with what was going on with the Celtic manager until it had happened.

Now as the dust settles, the left back has sent a message to the Celtic fans and to Brendan Rodgers. To the fans, he says it’s time to move on, to his former manager he sends his best wishes and thanks him for the good times.

“The fans are hurting,” Tierney told the Evening Times. “That’s quite clear to see. But I think we now need to focus on Celtic. What’s done is done. The fans’, players’ and manager’s focus is just on Celtic now.

“We have nine league games and left and hopefully two in the cup. It’s gone now. We had such a successful time and we wish [Brendan Rodgers] all the best. What we achieved over the last two-and-a-half years was crazy but we have a big end to the season now. There is no point in dwelling on the past. We need to look forward.

“He texted the boys after he left and wishes us all the best for the future. We thank him for all he has done as he’s helped me become a much better player and professional.

“It all happened so quickly with the turnover and there was shock,” he said. “It surprised everybody. I woke up on Tuesday morning and it had happened.”

Celtic have won seven points out of nine since Brendan Rodgers left the post with the bhoys being held to a frustrating draw at Celtic Park against Aberdeen on Saturday.

Still eight points clear in the league, the bhoys are looking to get this title wrapped up as soon as possible.


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