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Leicester boss Rodgers opens up about ‘difficult decision’ to leave Celtic

Brendan Rodgers has opened up regarding the ‘difficult decision’ to leave Celtic and return to the Premier League.

The Northern Irishman left Celtic Park earlier this week to take over as Leicester City manager, with sections of the Scottish champion’s support having been left angered by his decision.

Rodgers enjoyed unprecedented success at Celtic, winning back-to-back domestic trebles including an unbeaten Scottish Premiership season in 2016/17.

After almost three years, Rodgers felt he had achieved all he could in Scotland and opted to return to the Premier League having not managed in England’s top division since leaving Liverpool in 2015.

“It was a very difficult decision,” Rodgers said in his pre-match press conference.

“If I was making this decision with my heart I would have been at Celtic for life because it is an incredible club and one I’ve supported all my life.

“After nearly three years at Celtic, with everything we had achieved, I felt it was time to move on to my next challenge.

“I have had opportunities to leave but this one was too good to turn down, with the ambition that Leicester have.

“This is a group of players who are young and hungry. And they have needed stabilising with the emotions here on and off the pitch.”

Rodgers will take charge of Leicester for the first time this weekend when they face a trip to his former club Watford.

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