Brendan Rodgers has lifted the lid on his decision to leave Celtic for Leicester earlier this year and admitted his former employers are a bigger club than the side who current sit second in the English Premier League.
The Northern Irishman has explained the scale of the opportunity he was presented with and stated why he felt it was the right time to leave Parkhead.
He told the Daily Record: “Of course, Leicester is not as a big a club as Celtic. There are not many bigger in the world. The timing wasn’t ideal but the club was in a really good place, everything around the club was healthy.
“I was able to come into Leicester while they were under pressure because that’s when you can really make judgements… to assess what Leicester had and what needed to be done. Celtic moved on and won the treble which was brilliant. I felt I had taken it as far as I could in that time.”
TBR’s View – Rodgers is already showing the scale of the potential at Leicester
There was a feeling when Rodgers left Celtic that he was leaving a club capable of challenging for trophies behind for the relative security of a mid-table Premier League side.
It was perhaps viewed as money talking and a depressing state of affairs but Celtic fans can now see that Rodgers left them for a club capable of battling for the cups, qualifying for the Champions League and who are currently Liverpool’s closest challengers.
That potential was there as soon as Rodgers was appointed but he is bringing it to the fore rapidly, having constructed an attacking, exciting side which is of better quality than the one which won the Premier League in 2016.