BRENDAN RODGERS has shot down the 'get up and go' claims that followed his Celtic exit - insisting the he moved to smaller club in Leicester.

The ex-Hoops boss won all seven domestic trophies available to him during his spell at Parkhead, but left abruptly at a key point during the 2018/19 season.

His decision left some Celtic fans incensed, but Rodgers insists he was in no hurry to leave his position in Glasgow.

Speaking on the The Gaffer Tapes with Mike Calvin podcast, he said: "It wasn't just a get up and go. It probably seemed that because of the situation but the club was in a really good situation.

"We had won seven trophies in a row, we'd created a professional mindset within the squad and within the culture.

"The team were able to go and win the league by nine points and go on and win the next two cup competitions and achieve the Treble treble.

"I was then given the opportunity to come to Leicester, which isn't as big a club as Celtic of course but the challenge and professional challenge of taking a club into the top six was going to be a huge challenge for us.

"And that is something at every club I have gone into I have always wanted."