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  • Celtic Football Club Statement: Brendan Rodgers joins Leicester City

    Celtic Football Club Statement: Brendan Rodgers joins Leicester City

    By: Newsroom Staff on 26 Feb, 2019 19:03

  • CELTIC Football Club today announced that Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers will be leaving the Club to join Leicester City FC. This is an opportunity which Brendan wished to take, with Leicester wishing to make this appointment immediately, and while we are extremely disappointed to be losing him as manager, particularly at this time, we sincerely wish Brendan and his family all the very best for the future.

    Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: “Brendan is a football manager of the highest quality and we are very disappointed to see him leave the Club. This is an opportunity he wished to pursue and that is something we have to respect.

    “He gave the Club so much and has created so many wonderful memories for the Club and our supporters. His achievements are historic.

    “When we appointed Brendan we knew we were bringing someone of the highest standard to Celtic. He has dominated Scottish football and ensured that Celtic has enjoyed unprecedented domestic success.

    “I would personally like to thank Brendan for all he has given to the Club. He has been a tremendous ambassador for Celtic and I wish him every success for the future.”

    Celtic Chairman Ian Bankier said: “Of course we are hugely disappointed to be losing a manager who has made such a fantastic contribution to the Club, and while we have done everything to keep him at Celtic, this is an opportunity within the English Premier League which he wanted to take.

    “We were delighted to bring such a talented manager to Celtic and are pleased to have worked with Brendan for nearly three years. He, our backroom staff and our players have delivered phenomenal success to the Club and he leaves a fantastic legacy which we will always cherish.”

    Brendan Rodgers commented: “It has been a real honour to serve the Club and its supporters across the past three seasons. I have been a Celtic supporter all my life and the reason I came to Glasgow was to work for the Club I had such love and affection for.  

    “From the moment I walked into Celtic Park I have been living my dream and, together with the players, staff and supporters, we have been on an amazing journey, which I will never forget.

    “To be welcomed in the way I was on my first day at Celtic Park is something I will always treasure. From that day I have given my all to the role of Celtic manager. I would like to sincerely thank the Board at Celtic for giving me the opportunity to manage Celtic in the first place and for the support they have given me throughout my time as manager.

    “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Peter, Ian, Dermot and the rest of the Celtic Board, and together we have done everything we could to bring success to our supporters.

    “I want to make a special mention to the Celtic players. They were an absolute pleasure to work with and I want to thank them all for the commitment and positivity they gave to my coaching philosophy each and every day. Every one of them will be a friend for life.

    “Celtic is in great hands for the future and I am sure the Club is in a wonderful position to continue to dominate Scottish football and do well in Europe, I know that will be the aim of everyone at the Club.

    “Celtic will always be my Club and I wish everyone connected to Celtic - the Board of Directors, the staff and, of course, the Celtic supporters - every success in the future."

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