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Rodgers Reveals He Turned Down Massive Offer To Leave Celtic

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that he did receive an offer from a Chinese Super League club in the summer.

The Hoops boss revealed that an approach was made but he turned down the proposal in order to remain at Celtic Park, following talks with the Scottish club’s board:

“There was an offer, yeah. What you know with China is that it’s an awful lot of money. But I’ve found happiness here and I spoke with the owners of the club and the board and we found an agreement and we move on.”

“My concentration was with Celtic. Since I’ve been at Celtic the last couple of years, I’ve had a few offers, so that’s no different to any of the others.”

Rodgers was reportedly offered £8m up front, as well as having a sizeable basic salary.

Celtic scraped through to the Scottish League Cup semi-finals last night after a 1-0 win over St Johnstone. A late Leigh Griffiths goal clinched the victory, with defender Dedryck Boyata then sent off in injury time.

The Scottish champions will, however, want to improve on their form in the league. They lost 2-1 to Kilmarnock last time out and are already six points behind league leaders Hearts after just six games played.

The club face Aberdeen on Saturday with Rodgers no doubt hoping they can recover some ground on those above them.