Ex-Celtic striker Moussa Dembele slams Brendan Rodgers on Twitter for taking Leicester job

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With Brendan Rodgers leaving Chelsea and now confirmed as the new manager at Leicester, many Celtic supporters wished the manager well and thanked him for his time and the seven trophies he won while at the club. 

Former Celtic and current Lyon striker Moussa Dembele was not among them, the French striker posting a series of sarcasting tweets — accompanied by gifs –about his thoughts on Rodgers’ decision to trade Celtic Park for the King Power in the middle of the season.

Why the animosity towards Rodgers you ask? Well the ex-Liverpool manager was quite critical of Dembele’s push for a transfer in the summer, saying “the whole episode was disappointing,” and that “there was a line overstepped [by Dembele] from a behaviour perspective.” After feeling his character was attacked, Dembele tweeted the following in August criticising Rodgers.

After a long, drawn out saga, Dembele eventually got his wish and a move to Lyon but apparently has not been quick to forget the harsh words of his ex-manager. Rodger’s words about loyalty and behaviour do seem a bit hollow and hypocritical now and to an extent, Dembele does seem to have a bit of a point.

Dembele and Rodgers had some really good days together at Celtic but as Tuesday proves the lustre of those seems to have long since worn off… 

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