BRENDAN RODGERS has revealed how he celebrated his first trophy success at Celtic following the 3-0 win over Aberdeen in the Betfred League Cup Final on Sunday.
The Hoops boss was at home enjoying tea and toast while watching a rerun of the Hampden action!
His players were given the go-ahead to let their hair down, but Rodgers admitted: “I was home at 8.30pm.
“After the game, I went back to the stadium. I had a drink with the directors, I spoke to the staff at the club and I was home at 8.30pm with a cup of tea and a bit of toast and I watched the game again.
“I was reading some of the reports and hearing that I would have been going long into the night, but, no, I was at home, absolutely shattered.
“I said to the players to make sure they went away and had a couple of days and really enjoy it. Some decided to go for a meal, some decided to go and have a really good time.
“That is absolutely fine. For me, I just want to be around people that I am close with and family and analyse the game.
“You don’t really get away from it. We were off Monday and Tuesday and I watched the game again on Monday and Tuesday. It’s your life.
“Most managers are the same, I’m not unique. I tried to make management my profession.”
The Parkhead gaffer also sought to clarify his meaning when he said in the build-up to last week’s Final that the silverware did not mean anything to him personally.
Rodgers was content to take a backseat as his players and backroom staff enjoyed their moment at Hampden, and he acknowledged that the moment of lifting the trophy probably meant more to those closest to him and the supporters than it did to him as a coach.
He added: “I think, for them, it is everything. Don’t get me wrong, it is great, it is absolutely brilliant. I couldn’t have been happier.
“It was fantastic. But as a coach you are very quickly out of that moment. You think about the game, about how can improve, how can you be better.
“But for my family, for supporters it was amazing. Incredible, great for them and the historical nature of it, too, being the 100th trophy.
“For my staff and what it meant to them. When you are in command it is a different feeling because you are looking to the next one.”