BRENDAN RODGERS insists his preparations for the Champions League clash with Anderlecht won’t be disrupted by the sacking their manager.

The Belgians axed Rene Weiler today after a poor run of results, nine days before they meet the Hoops.

Rodgers’ men face Dundee in the League Cup on Wednesday and Sevco Rangers in the Premiership on Saturday before they travel for their Group B match.

The Irishman said there was no way of knowing how big the changes would be, but that his side would be ready.

He said: “It will depend on who goes in. If an interim manager comes in, there will maybe be a continuation.

“If it is someone fresh from outside, you obviously look into their history at other clubs and how they played and worked.

“So, there is always a way to do your analysis, but, of course, it is a little bit more difficult than when a coach is in position and in rhythm with how his teams play and the style they play.

“But no doubt whoever is in charge, for us, it is a tough game and we will look at that when it comes.”

Rodgers was disappointed to hear Weiler had had been fired.

He added: “I am never encouraged when a manager loses his job, I don’t think it is nice. 

“I don’t get encouragement from it. It is a part of football and it happens.”

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