CELTIC boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed he feels sorry for under-pressure Rangers gaffer Mark Warburton.

The Hoops have left the Ibrox outfit in their slipstream as the Irishman has guided his club to a massive 27-point advantage in the Premiership.

He also plotted the Govan side’s loss in the Betfred League semi-final and the champions have beaten the Englishman’s team on three successive occasions, including the overwhelming 5-1 victory at Parkhead in September.

But Rodgers admitted he has sympathy for every boss who is feeling the heat – including his former Watford pal Warburton.

He said: “I have empathy for every manager. It’s tough. There are good rewards to being a manager.

“It’s a great life, you’re out in the open air every day, you’re coaching players and making people better.

“But there’s another side to it that is tough. So, I have empathy with every single manager – Mark, others, when it is tough.

“Winning games will stop the critics, but in the end they are still there.

“There are three types of supporters. The first type who absolutely love you because you are the manager of Celtic.

“It doesn’t matter what you do, they’ll give you shirts and want you to sign everything.

“The second group are: ‘Okay, we’ll give you a chance and let’s see how you do. See if you win games and I’ll decide’.

“The third group, that’s the group who if you won five they’ll say you should have won seven. ‘You won 5-2? Why did you let in the two goals?’ You can never win!”


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