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Wednesday 13 November 2019

Rodgers' family 'hid in bathroom' during raid

Brendan Rodgers left Celtic for Leicester City last month
Brendan Rodgers left Celtic for Leicester City last month

The wife and stepdaughter of football manager Brendan Rodgers were forced to barricade themselves into the bathroom of their Glasgow home after it was targeted by raiders.

Rodgers, who was Celtic manager until last month, has returned to the Premier League with Leicester City after Claude Puel was sacked following a string of poor results.

He was in the English midlands at the time of the raid, but his family was in their home in the Bearsden area of Glasgow when it was targeted in the early hours of yesterday.

Rodgers's wife Charlotte and her six-year-old daughter, Lola, were asleep at the time the raiders broke in.

They were woken by the sounds of voices in the house before two intruders burst into the main bedroom, where Charlotte and Lola were huddled on the bed.

Shaken

They ran to the bathroom for refuge after the intruders shone torches on them.

While shaken by the incident, they were both unharmed.

It is understood that the thieves stole a number of boxes containing Rodgers's belongings from his office at Celtic, including medals and trophies.

"No one was injured in the incident but a number of items were stolen from the property," said a Police Scotland spokeswoman.

She added that an investigation had been launched and inquiries were under way.

Rodgers won seven trophies at Celtic, including two trebles, and was on the verge of a treble-treble before his switch to Leicester where he signed a deal until June 2022.

Many Celtic fans were angered about the manner in which he left the club in the middle of the season.

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