Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he was jaded and needed a break from football after managing a club the size of Liverpool.
The Reds form would fall off a cliff the following season though after the sale of star man Luis Suarez and in October of 2015, with Liverpool sitting in 10th place in the table, Rodgers was sacked.
Rodgers has revealed that he had a number of offers as soon as he left the Merseyside club, but that he needed some time away from the game before taking over at Celtic in May 2016.
“I had left Liverpool in October. It was early in the season, only eight league games in,” Rodgers told The Coaches Voice.
“I took the call on the Sunday evening, after the Merseyside derby. The owners felt they needed to make a change. I accepted the decision, and from that point, I was no longer the Liverpool manager.
“On the Monday, I was offered another job. But I had always felt that I wanted to go in, where I could, at the beginning of a season.
“On top of that, I needed the recovery. Needed to get away. Liverpool had been an emotional roller coaster. At such a huge club, one of the great clubs of the world, even the good days are difficult. I enjoyed every single minute of it, but it had taken a toll.”
Rodgers has quickly rebuilt his reputation North of the Border having won consecutive domestic trebles with the Hoops.