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Brendan Rodgers has been doing a great job at Celtic since joining last season and that is noticed in his team’s performance. However, he has been getting some criticism from a section of the media and fans. The former Liverpool manager was a subject of discussion at Scottish program, Hotline.
The show known for its ferocious impact in opinion shaping of its audience came out for Rodgers. It was even a bit calm as the intensity was not as massive as it used to be. It seems it’s the name of the show that’s manifesting. The Sunday show was as expected, hot.
Celtic thrashed Brechin 5-0 in the Scottish Cup which did not deter them of getting bashed on the Hotline. There was also the talk about the future of Moussa Dembele which Rodgers made mention of.
The manager believes the transfer speculations surrounding him has affected his game and the French attacker head has been turned with links away from the club. This made Alan McCaw, Alloa, to say: “If Dembele’s head is being turned at the moment, what is it going to be like when he is in England and can’t get a game after a £20million transfer?”
Jimmy Murray disagree with this submission of Rodgers about Dembele which has made him also some unwarranted comments about him.
He said: “So Rodgers thinks Celtic are better than they were last year and there is nothing wrong with his defence. What planet is he on? That’s the sort of talk that got him the sack at Reading and Liverpool.”
An audience however did not agree with all the comments made about Rodgers as he said: “It’s time for Celtic fans to get behind Brendan again. Criticism of him is reaching ludicrous levels. Look at the improvement in most of the players he took over, especially Scott Brown, who looked a spent force under Ronny Deila.”
Generally, I think the criticisms are getting too much. He has improved Celtic from what he met when he joined. There are obviously still things yet to be done on the squad but it’s a gradual step. If he decides to leave Celtic today, he would obviously get a decent job in England or any of the top clubs in other top leagues.