Brendan Rodgers hints Dorus de Vries could be leaving Celtic

Brendan Rodgers, manager of Celtic looks on ahead of the Scottish Cup Final between Motherwell and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 19, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic could lose goalkeeper Dorus de Vries this summer.

Brendan Rodgers manager of Celtic applauds fans prior to the Scottish Cup Final between Motherwell and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 19, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has told The Scottish Sun that veteran goalkeeper Dorus De Vries could leave the club this summer in order to pursue a coaching career.

The Bhoys are currently in Austria preparing for the new season, and after losing to Bohemians Prague over the weekend, Celtic beat BW Linz 2-1 earlier today.

Rodgers is running the rule over this Celtic squad, but one player who isn't with the rest of his teammates is goalkeeper Dorus de Vries, who hasn't travelled with the Bhoys.

Dorus de Vries of Celtic during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on September 10, 2016 in Glasgow.

De Vries, 37, has been on a coaching course in Wales, and that may just hint that he is looking to end his playing career and move into the next chapter in his footballing life.

The Dutchman arrived from Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2016, and was one of Rodgers' first Celtic signings having worked together at Swansea City.

De Vries has mostly been experienced cover for Craig Gordon, playing just 15 times since his move, and with Scott Bain arriving permanently from Dundee this summer, De Vries appears to be third choice.

Brendan Rodgers Celtic's manager celebrates with Dorus de Vries after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on September 10, 2016 in Glasgow.

Now, Rodgers has told The Scottish Sun that De Vries now has a decision to make on whether to go into coaching or stay with Celtic, and Rodgers did hint that the experienced stopper may be moving on.

“Dorus is going into the final year of his contract. We’ve spoken about his situation,” said Rodgers. “There are goalkeepers ahead of him but he can still be around helping the young keepers. Dorus is a good guy. He was brought in for a purpose and he has served that purpose. With a year to go he has to decide to play and later move into coaching, or go down that route,” he added.

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