Brendan Rodgers has spoken of his family’s “horrendous” ordeal after their home in Scotland was broken into while they were sleeping.
Police Scotland were called to the property in Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, at around 1.55am on Wednesday. Rodgers’ wife and step-daughter, Charlotte and Lola, were in the house and a number of items were stolen, but thankfully no one was injured.
Rodgers left Celtic last week in order to take charge at Leicester City, sparking anger among some of their supporters. During the team’s first game after Rodgers departed, away to Hearts, a number of Celtic fans could be seen holding up a banner which read: “You traded immortality for mediocrity. Never a Celt, always a fraud.”
“For the girls to have someone come into the room, it’s horrendous really,” said Rodgers. “I just made sure they are secure up there. We are looking to buy a house here in Leicester and they will move down very soon.
“When I got the call in the early hours of the morning you’re worried about their safety. The reaction from lots of people has been great. We’ve been given great support. One of our friends, Lord Willie Haughey, I rang him straight away and he was straight on to making Charlotte and Lola were secure. I thank him for that. I am always very focused on the football as well so it wouldn’t detract from my work.”
Police Scotland confirmed an investigation is underway, with Rodgers losing several of his medals. “Yeah, I’ll have to try to get some more,” said the former Liverpool manager with a smile.