Sutton slaps down 'patronising' Rodgers

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has slapped down Brendan Rodgers after the former Celtic manager spoke to Premier Sports about his time in Glasgow.

The 46-year-old, who played 199 times for Celtic scoring 86 times, was far from impressed with Rodgers’ ‘patronising’ comments.

Rodgers shocked Celtic supporters back in February by quitting for mid-table Premier League side Leicester City after years of claiming he was a Celtic supporter and to manage the club was special - and just months before the end of the season and an historic treble treble that would have seen Rodgers written into the club’s folklore as a true great rather than the judas and a snake that he now is.

Rodgers admitted during the interview that he would have no hesitation in returning to Celtic Park, if he was accepted by the supporters.

He said: "I was in the situation when I left Liverpool, I had opportunities to go elsewhere. But I felt at that time at Celtic, it was a great opportunity to go in. A club keen to bring me in.

"A moment where Rangers were close and they were getting promoted. I went in and hopefully created a really good base.

"That challenge may come again and might come in the future. I would have no hesitation going back. Incredible club, but like everything in life, it is just about timing. Whether I would be received back is a different story. But would I go back to Celtic, absolutely."

However, Sutton slammed Rodgers on twitter, posting: "This sort of arrogance and patronising is exactly why Celtic fans felt let down by Brendan. At least Celtic now have a manager who the fans believe is a Celtic supporter."

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