EFE AMBROSE insists he has a lot to thank Brendan Rodgers for – despite only playing two games for the Irishman.
The Nigerian international defender, who is now on loan at Hibs until the end of the season, acknowledges he has kicked his last ball for Celtic with his contract is due to expire in June.
But Ambrose still believes he owes a lot to the Hoops gaffer.
The 28-year-old central defender’s career at the champions ended after two games in July – the awful 1-0 defeat against Lincoln Red Imps in Gibraltar and the 1-1 draw with Astana in Kazakhstan.
However, Ambrose said: “Even at Celtic, the most important thing for me was to work on my game.
“The gaffer (Brendan Rodgers) has technically helped me a lot. He has taught me more about how to manage the ball, compose myself and make fewer mistakes.
“That was important. When I was not playing a lot, I made sure I was learning – which has really helped me.
“I can say I have improved and know what it means to play in defence and really be a defender – positioning, communication – these are things I was taught before I left.
“Neil Lennon, at Hibs, is similar. He doesn’t like you making mistakes, he wants you to play simple and concentrate – never lose your head and always know where the ball and the man is.
“From working with Brendan, to coming to work with Lennon again, has helped me a lot.”
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