SCOTT BROWN was speaking to TalkSport this morning as the Celtic captain enjoys some well earned time off during the international break. One of the big topic of conversations this week has been Brendan Rodgers opening up about why he left Celtic.

The Irishman re-opening the wound trying to explain himself nine months down the line with his Leicester side flying high – second place in the Premier League.

Scott Brown hasn’t said a bad word about Brendan Rodgers since he left and the midfielder has always maintained the level which he brought Celtic up to should always be appreciated.

For some Celtic fans, that isn’t enough and his time at the club will always have that asterisk because of the way he left.

Speaking to TalkSport, Brown said he’s not surprised by Brendan’s success down south.

“Brendan is a man who knows what he wants and how he wants his team to play,”

“He understands everyone; he goes around and puts a smile on everybody’s face, but he also demands high standards.

“The standards he sets for himself he also sets for his players as well, and if you don’t maintain those standards there’s always somebody else to come in.

“He can put an arm around you but he can also tell you where you need to work harder. He’s got that mentality that he knows what he wants and how to get it, and he’s got that belief in himself.

“Leicester have been fantastic this season and it’s all down to Brendan and his back-room staff. It shows you what a top quality manager he is and how lucky we were to have him at Celtic.”

“Brendan did incredible for us, he showed us things and a way we could play and took everyone to a new level,”

“But Neil has come in yet again and has done exactly the same thing. It’s been a flawless transition, and the manager loves the club.

“He’s bounced off (Rodgers achievements), but he’s also got his own ideas about how we want to play too.

“As long as we keep winning things everyone will be happy.”

Scott Brown has been sensational over the past few seasons and he will put a lot of that down to the work he did under Brendan.

The captain was also a man in the middle of things the day Brendan walked out on the club – video of himself and Peter Lawwell in a meeting before Neil Lennon arrives has always stuck with me. The captain is the heartbeat of our club.


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