Brendan Rodgers admits being a football manager can make you a God or a Devil

Brendan Rodgers has admitted being a manager makes you either a God or a Devil.

Celtic boss Rodgers has put himself in the divine category after putting the Hoops on the brink of a 48th title.

The Glasgow based outfit are 27 points clear of Aberdeen with 11 games to go – and could lift the crown next weekend.

Rodgers is also well aware of being treated like he is from Hell having failed to win a trophy at Liverpool during a three and a half season stint on Merseyside.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers
Sometimes you are in heaven…
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Brendan Rodgers looks dejected during the match between Stoke City and Liverpoo, which the ended up losing 6-1 on May 24, 2015
…Sometimes you’re in hell
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Rodgers, who has also taken charge of Watford, Reading and Swansea, admits the Scottish Premiership is short or cash compared to its mega-rich English sibling but that does change the pressure on him.

“Celtic isn’t in the richest league in the world but that shouldn’t take anything away from it,” Rodgers faces Rangers on Sunday and told the Daily Mail . “It shouldn’t take anything away from the duty of care you have for developing players.

“Scottish football doesn’t have money. The Premier League is purely money. That is what it is.

“It’s an incredible spectacle. We all love it. But you also see the collateral damage around it. I totally understand football now.

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Moussa Dembele has helped Rodgers stay on the right side of Hoops fans
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“You’re either God and can walk on water on Saturday or Sunday. Or you are the Devil on Monday. That’s how football is.”

Celtic striker Moussa Dembele insists he has consigned his hat-trick against Rangers to the back of his mind as the Old Firm rivals prepare to do battle again on Sunday.

“It was a big moment in my Celtic career,” he said on his treble earlier in the campaign.

“It was my first hat-trick as a professional footballer and my first league goals too for Celtic.

“It was a good day to remember but it has gone now and we have another game on Sunday.”

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