Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has claimed that the lure of the Premier League has been a big factor in Brendan Rodgers’ decision to quit Celtic.
Gerrard also admitted to the Daily Record that he isn’t interested in managing a Premier League side right now and Rangers need not worry about it.
He said: “I don’t look at the Premier League, I don’t wish I was in the Premier League, I am very happy here. Rangers is massive, Rangers is huge and that’s the reason why I decided to take this opportunity up. I really appreciate where I sit right now and the job I have here. This is a huge job. It seems (the lure of the Premier League has been a big factor) otherwise he would have declined the opportunity to talk to Leicester. But it’s certainly not the case with myself. I am very happy and settled here and delighted I am the Rangers manager.”
Rodgers was announced as the new Leicester City manager last night and his decision to leave Celtic at this stage of the season has infuriated the fans.
The Scottish giants are in a title race right now and his departure could prove to be a massive blow.
Meanwhile, Rangers will be hoping that Celtic struggle under Neil Lennon now. Steven Gerrard’s side are second in the standings and they will be looking to close the gap.
Leicester City are an attractive proposition for most managers and therefore Rodgers cannot be blamed for leaving Celtic. However, he should have waited until summer to take over.
It will be interesting to see how he does with the Foxes now. Leicester are currently going through a rough patch.