‘We have had drones at Celtic coaching!’ Brendan Rodgers on ‘Spygate’ as he defends Marcelo Bielsa

'We've had drones at Celtic training!' Brendan Rodgers on 'Spygate' as he defends Marcelo Bielsa

Brendan Rodgers says dwell and let spy though the Parkhead boss admits he has to maintain a watch within the sky for sneaky sides snooping on Celts.

The Hoops boss laughed off the stooshie down south with Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa caught sneaking a peek at Derby’s coaching whereas confessing he’d been doing secret
surveillance on all his Championship rivals.

Rodgers refused to affix the ethical campaign placing the boot in to the famend Argentine coach as he reckons the training-ground creepers are par for the course nowadays.

He revealed not even Celtic’s distant base at Lennoxtown is protected from the spies who don’t are available from the chilly.

Celtic prepare forward of Saturdays Scottish Cup match v Airdrie

Rodgers mentioned: “There have been a few drones noticed and I’ve seen a few guys strolling their canines.

“Is there a vantage level from the fort? Not with our snipers positioned up there!”

Rodgers wish to maintain Lennoxtown off the grid however admitted he can’t fathom the fuss round Bielsa’s confession this week and might’t get his head across the ethical indignation from some managers and pundits.

The Northern Irishman is among the many college students of the Elland Street boss, together with Mauricio Pochettino and Diego Simeone, having studied his groundbreaking work in South America and at Atletico Madrid.

Rodgers definitely wasn’t going to slaughter certainly one of his inspirations for certainly one of his fees snooping.

He mentioned: “It’s an attention-grabbing one. He did his greatest on Wednesday to attempt to defend it. Bielsa is somebody I’ve admired for a very long time.

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“His strategies had been famend lengthy earlier than he got here to this nation.

“I’ve labored with sufficient Europeans and South People to know that’s how they’re. There are a variety of self-appointed morality officers coming in now.

“Some are mentioning dishonest however that’s a harsh phrase to make use of. He’s making an attempt to get an edge. My concern could be extra a few group getting out via an agent.

“Frank Lampard (Derby boss) caught somebody within the bushes within the first recreation. Issues occur in soccer however Bielsa’s a global supervisor and it’s not unlawful. I don’t suppose it’s unsporting. I have a tendency not to consider that type of factor an excessive amount of.”

Rodgers would moderately take a look at his personal coaching subject than scout potential spies round it.

Oli Burke is put via his paces at Lennoxtown


He has a few new faces to work with in mortgage stars Timothy Weah and Oliver Burke, and Vakoun Issouf Bayo is on the best way as soon as he untangles the work allow pink tape.

The Celtic boss likes what he sees in his new Bhoys and he revealed followers will get an opportunity to see for themselves in opposition to Airdrie within the Scottish Cup at Parkhead tomorrow.

Rodgers mentioned: “They’ll each be within the squad. Oliver has been coaching and taking part in as a result of there isn’t a winter break down south and Timothy’s additionally appeared good.

“It’s a run of video games now at house that we sit up for. We wish to begin with the defence of the trophy once more, these video games could be tough off the again of a break however hopefully we attain the subsequent spherical.”

Celtic followers are hoping their very own membership’s spies are working time beyond regulation within the seek for new signings. The listing of names is rising by the day.

Yaya Toure is a non-starter. Rodgers was non-committal on mortgage offers for Man United’s Scott McTominay and Everton’s James McCarthy amongst others. It’ll take greater than a drone to find Rodgers’s targets however he did admit a brand new centre-half is unlikely throughout this window.

He’d like to land a top-drawer defender however not on the expense of Dedryck Boyata and Filip Benkovic and is glad to attend till the summer season to bolster the center of his backline.

He mentioned: “It’s an space we’ll discover powerful to strengthen in January however it’s a should do in the summertime. We hope to do extra enterprise if we are able to.”

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