It was announced on Tuesday evening that former Celtic manager joined Leicester on a three-and-a-half year deal.

The news came as a surprise to many Bhoys fans as it was expected that he would stay with the Glasgow club until the end of the season.

Celtic are still in the hunt to win a historic triple treble, something that fans thought would entice Rodgers to stay.

But the lure of the Premier League was seemingly too much, as Rodgers decided a move back to England would best suit his career.

During his time with Celtic, he won two Scottish Premierships, two Scottish Cups and three Scottish League Cups.

His focus will now be on Leicester, though, where he’ll be looking to steer the Foxes into the top half of the Premier League,

You can read his emotional farewell letter to Celtic fans below:

Brendan Rodgers said: “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.”

Rodgers will take charge of his first Leicester game on Sunday when they take on Watford, but he will be in attendance for the Foxes’ game with Brighton tonight at the King Power.

The last time Rodgers managed in the Premier League was with Liverpool, who he so nearly won the title with, before being sacked in 2015.

source: express.co.uk

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