Stuart McCall discloses Rangers players’ reaction to Brendan Rodgers appointment

Former Rangers manager Stuart McCall says that the Gers players are disappointed to see Brendan Rodgers take charge of Celtic.

Stuart McCall revealed on BBC 5 live Sport on Friday evening (May 20) that a couple of the Rangers players he spoke to were disappointed with Celtic’s appointment of Brendan Rodgers as the manager.

Rodgers was appointed as the Celtic manager on Friday following the departure of Ronny Deila. The former Liverpool boss has been given the job on a 12-month rolling contract.

Former Rangers manager McCall has revealed that a couple of the players in the current Gers’ squad were disappointed with Rodgers’s move to Old Firm rivals Celtic.

“I have just been up at the Rangers hotel picking up a couple of tickets for tomorrow (Scottish Cup final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park in Glasgow), spoke to a couple of players,” McCall said on BBC 5 live Sport on Friday evening (May 20). “I think they are pretty disappointed that Celtic have got Rodgers, I have got to say.”

Rodgers is a very good football manager, and he is an upgrade on Deila, who won the Scottish Premiership title for two successive seasons but could not do much else.

The former Swansea City manager is going to bring fresh ideas and perhaps even better players than what Celtic already have.

Rangers have won the Scottish Championship title this season and will feature in the Scottish Premiership during the 2016-17 campaign.

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