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Oliver Burke on Brendan Rodgers’ Exit: “I Wouldn’t Say I Was Disappointed”

Oliver Burke on Brendan Rodgers’ Exit: “I Wouldn’t Say I Was Disappointed”

Oliver Burke has given his take on Brendan Rodgers‘ controversial Celtic exit, admitting he wasn’t particularly disappointed when he initially heard the news.

Rodgers was the man who brought Burke to Glasgow on a six-month loan deal back in January, but the Northern Irishman was gone six weeks later after accepting a three-year contract with Premier League side Leicester City.

Burke showed excellent form under Rodgers and he’s continued his bright displays under Neil Lennon, and it seems the Scotland international isn’t too bothered who he’s playing under whilst he’s plying his trade in Glasgow.

Speaking via Football Scotland, the 21-year-old forward explained: “Personally I’m still happy here.

“I’m enjoying my football. It’s a massive club with great fans and great people.

“I don’t think it (Rodgers’ departure) changes anything. I’m very happy. As long as I’m playing football and enjoying myself I don’t care who the manager is. I wouldn’t say I was disappointed that Brendan has gone.”

“I still feel I can learn a lot from the new manager and I’m looking forward to working under him.

“I’d never met him before but he seems really good, really passionate about the club. He knows what it’s all about so he’s the right man for the job.”

Burke has generally impressed during his time in the Scottish Premiership, but he’s due back at parent club West Brom at the end of the current campaign, and will inevitably have a significant price-tag on his head.

Do you think the Celtic hierarchy will push the boat out to keep Burke in the Hoops next season, regardless of whoever the manager is?

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