Moussa Dembele hits out at Brendan Rodgers after ex-Celtic boss quits for Leicester


Former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele has seemingly reignited his feud with Brendan Rodgers after aiming a thinly-veiled dig at the new Leicester City manager.

The Frenchman left the Glasgow club for Lyon in the summer after a breakdown in the relationship between himself and Rodgers.

Before sealing his move to the French club, Dembele warned fans to “be careful who they call their leader” in posts apparently aimed at Rodgers.

The striker also accused his former manager of going against his word, after almost seeing his dream move fall through before Celtic eventually gave in.

Moussa Dembele left Celtic for Lyon last summer

And he has now had his say on Rodgers’ decision to leave Treble-chasing Celtic and take charge of Premier League side Leicester.

Taking to Twitter soon after the managerial switch was confirmed, he posted a short video of a surprised expression along with the word “#Interesting” under a news story of the announcement.

Showing his humour, he followed that post up with Muhammad Ali’s legendary post-fight interview after he silenced his critics against George Foreman in The Rumble in the Jungle in 1974.

Ali famously said: “Everybody stop talking now, okay, I told, all of my critics, I told you all.”

He also quoted lyrics from Notorious B.I.G classic Juicy, writing: “#AndIfYouDon’tKnowNowYouKnow #iTtoldYou.”

Rodgers was named Leicester City’s new manager on Tuesday night after the Northern Irishman signed a deal to June 2022.

It is Rodgers’ first position in the Premier League since being sacked by Liverpool in 2015. Prior to Liverpool he was in charge at Swansea City, where he promoted a brand of possession-based play inspired by his interest in Spanish football.





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