BRENDAN RODGERS fired a positive message to his critics as he prepared for his second stint as Celtic manager.
The 50-year-old Irishman made his first public appearance since his appointment as Ange Postecoglou’s successor on Monday.
Rodgers faced the media before going to address the fans gathered outside the stadium to deliver a promise.
The second time-around gaffer, who dramatically quit the club for Leicester City in February 2019, is aware of the anger and resentment his exit created among the support.
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Rodgers, as reported in the Daily Record, said: “When I left here four years ago it was probably one of the saddest days of my life.
“I went on to a different challenge, so I regret if anyone stood here or at home were hurt, as I know I hurt many people.
“But it’s that very reason I am here today. So, for those who are with me and always have been, let’s enjoy the journey.
“For those who I need to convince, I will see you here in May.
“Thank you very much for coming, Hail Hail.”
Rodgers was introduced as Hoops chief for the first time in May 2016 when he took over from Ronny Deila. The former Liverpool and Swansea gaffer came in with the force of a whirlwind and scooped seven successive domestic honours before leaving for the Midlands outfit.