Celtic man admits he could have joined Mancini at Man City

Celtic beat Partick Thistle 3-2 in the Scottish Cup on Saturday and will now turn their attention towards the first-leg against Zenit, which match will come up in Glagow on Thursday night.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted he could have ended up at Manchester City as Roberto Mancini’s assistant manager had things been different.

The Northern Irishman held talks with the Italian tactician over playing a role at the Etihad Stadium, but he ended up taking the Swansea City job.

He has since moved to Liverpool and now as Celtic boss, where he had led the Hoops to a momentous domectic treble last season.

Celtic have already won the League Cup this term and are hoping to repeat their dominant feat againt in 2017/18.

Celtic also have European ambitions, where they will face Zenit St Petersburg in the next round of the Europa League tie on Thursday.

The Russian side are managed by Mancini and Rodgers has admitted that the duo could have ended up working together in Manchester.

“Roberto had his first season at Manchester City, and I was asked to come and speak to them about maybe going in there to assist and work,” the Celtic manager told The Telegraph.

“I flew out to Italy to meet him at the end of the season. We had a chat out there, then I came back, and it was a case of the Swansea position coming up, and I think Roberto was probably wanting his own man in as well.

“It worked out that I went to Swansea and Roberto had David Platt, whom he knew from Sampdoria.”

Celtic beat Partick Thistle 3-2 in the Scottish Cup on Saturday and will now turn their attention towards the first-leg against Zenit, which match will come up in Glagow on Thursday night.

The game will also see Rodgers test his tactical prowess against Mancini, with the Hoops needing to be at their best to progress to the next round over two legs.

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