Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Celtic captain Scott Brown was the only player he confided in regarding his switch to Leicester.
The new Foxes boss was a popular figure at Parkhead, having led the reigning SPFL champions to back-to-back domestic trebles - a feat that they are on course to achieve yet again this season.
He enjoyed a good relationship with both the players and fans, with Rodgers now revealing that choosing to leave was the one most difficult decisions he has had to make - before revealing that he confided in captain Scott Brown of his plans to move south.
"I felt I put a culture in place that meant leaving the guys was really difficult," Rodgers said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
"I spoke to Broony at length on Monday, he was the only one I told before I went down. I pulled him in to my office because he's been amazing for me and we have a great relationship.
"I have always been honest with him and then I spoke to him after that on the phone. It was very tough. We have exchanged messages and I've spoken to him again. It is difficult. These guys and I created memories that will bond us together for a liftetime."
Brendan Rodgers gave us some great memories, developed some of the players and was undoubtedly a very good coach, the manner of his leaving was very poor but no need for spiteful songs or suchlike, we move on to the next chapter in Celtic's history now. pic.twitter.com/RA4epS5uro— Lisbon Lion (@tirnaog09) March 1, 2019
This bond with his former players could further infuriate Celtic fans as the Leicester boss is reportedly interested in reuniting with highly talented left-back Kieran Tierney - should current full-back Ben Chilwell be given the opportunity to join Manchester City.
Rodgers enjoyed a largely impressive spell in Scotland with Celtic, winning a total of seven trophies as well as enjoying an incredible unbeaten run that spanned 69 games.
He will go down in history as one of the Bhoys most successful managers, though he won't dwell on his past glories as he looks forward to an exciting new challenge at Leicester.