Sky Sports pundit and former Celtic player Charlier Nicholas has suggested that Brendan Rodgers may choose to end his job as Celtic boss after another poor European performance.
The Glasgow giants were dumped out of the Europa League after their 3-0 loss to Zenit St. Petersburg, despite heading into the second leg with a 1-0 lead with an excellent home performance last week.
Per report from The Scotsman, the Sky Sports pundit has written in his column that the Northern Irish boss may have taken Celtic to as far as the club could reach in Europe and may look to clubs elsewhere to ply his trade.
“Celtic announced earlier this month that they have a whopping £30m in the bank. They may be cash-rich in Scottish football terms, but they proved once again they are paupers on the European stage as they went out of the Europa League with a whimper. The manner of their defeat in the Krestovsky Stadium has me concerned that Brendan Rodgers may soon start to question his long-term future at Celtic.”
First half goals from Branislav Ivanovic and Daler Kuzyayev the Russian side one goal ahead of Celtic before Aleksandr Kokorin wrapped up a very poor night in Russia for Celtic.
The defeat means one still have to look back to 2004 to when the Hoops last won a European knock-out clash, when they put out Barcelona with a 1-0 aggregate score over the two legs under Martin O’Neill’s management.