BRENDAN RODGERS is a warm person but when it comes to the business of football he can be quite ruthless if he thinks you’re not pulling your weight or you’re not up to the task he has set you.
Case in point – the permanent transfer of Erik Sviatchenko.
There are split opinions on this transfer, many feel it was the right call while others believe the Dane had more to give in a Celtic jersey.
However, Brendan Rodgers is the only man that matters and he dropped Erik like a bad habit after a couple of mistakes. After that, the Irishman never really trusted Erik again – letting him leave on loan in January.
Speaking back in April, Erik said he wasn’t sure what exactly happened after Celtic’s invincible season but the manager seemed to go off him pretty quickly.
“I have never received or asked for an explanation about what happened to me at Celtic. I can only say that I played the first year under Brendan Rodgers, where we won virtually everything,”
“But after an injury and a mistake that cost a goal, he dropped me. It surprised me. It has been hard because at one point or another – no matter how much self-confidence you have – you begin to doubt yourself.”
Erik has plenty of great things to say about the Irishman but these comments seem to back up the ruthless nature of Rodgers managerial style at times.
Keeping players on their toes and making sure they never rest on their laurels.
Erik has gone from invincible to sold in a season – you can take nothing for granted.