Brendan Rodgers blocked Moussa Dembele’s move to Brighton last January (Picture: Getty)Former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele has taken a swipe at Brendan Rodgers after confirmation of his Leicester City appointment.
The Premier League club moved swiftly following the sacking of Claude Puel who had oversaw a run of six defeats in seven games, culminating in Saturday’s 4-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace.
Dembele initially thrived under Rodgers’ tutelage at Parkhead but the pair’s relationship began to deteriorate last January when the former Fulham striker was blocked from completing a move to Brighton.
The France Under-21 international was finally granted his wish to leave the SPL champions back in August during the final hours of the transfer window after Celtic had repeatedly delayed his eventual transfer to Lyon.
Having left Celtic somewhat in the lurch ahead of the domestic run-in, Dembele, who scored 51 goals in 94 games for Celtic, took to Twitter to call out his former manager.
Rodgers joins Leicester, meanwhile, with the Foxes in 12th place ahead of Tuesday’s match against Brighton.
Explaining his decision, Rodgers said: ‘The opportunity to speak with Leicester and find out their ambitions and where we can grow the Club and the training facility.
‘Of course, the big attraction for me is working with the players. It’s a young squad, a very dynamic squad, it’s got huge potential and you’ve got some of the players with good experience also.
‘There was a number of factors in being here and, like I say, I’m absolutely delighted.’
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