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Watch: Celtic Fans Fell In Love With Brendan Rodgers' Interview With Chris Sutton

Watch: Celtic Fans Fell In Love With Brendan Rodgers' Interview With Chris Sutton
By Mikey Traynor

If there's one thing Celtic fans love more than Chris Sutton winding up everyone else in Scottish football, it's Brendan Rodgers.

It's no surprise, as the Antrim man has brought the club on leaps and bounds since taking over last summer as well as picking up a couple of trophies on the way with the possibility for more to come.

But when you put those two together on a television screen, it's going to go down a treat with Hoops fans, and that's exactly what happened as Rodgers' wooed those watching with his passion for the club and his calming, dulcet tones.

The interview was aired as part of BT Sport's Scottish Football Extra, and apparently there is more to come this weekend, but what was shown was really interesting for the most part.

Among other things, Rodgers gave an honest take on the idea that Celtic are a 'selling club':

There comes a natural parting of the ways here at Celtic, because there's a moral issue around it.

If you've got a player that's on 10 grand a week or 12 grand a week, but someone comes in and can offer you £80,000 a week, the reality is that Celtic can't afford that.

We've already had that this year in terms of offers for players, and I've sat in a board meeting and said 'we don't need to do it'. So we didn't do it. There's no drama.

Also interesting was Rodgers insistence that trophies are not what makes him happy, or motivates him.

Instead, the former Liverpool boss claimed that he takes joy in knowing that he helped a player grow, and further their career, although he does acknowledge that trophies will determine how his career is viewed.


I think I'll be judged on the trophies I win here, but throughout the course of my career, that's not what gives me the happiness.

I want it for the players, I want it for the supporters, but for me I want to be able to look at Stuart Armstrong, or whoever it is, Steven Gerrard, whoever, Luis Suarez, when I'm 70 with a walking stick, and they can look at me and go 'He actually helped me develop as a player'.

Now that might not get me a million trophies, but it means I'm thinking about the player.

The man could narrate a series of audiobooks and they'd be best sellers, his voice is extremely calming.

The Celtic fans who were watching absolutely loved it, and took to social media to declare their love of Rodgers, and his interview with Sutton.

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