No reason Jack Ross can't emulate Brendan Rodgers, claims former Celtic player

Jack Ross has what it takes to follow in the footsteps of Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers, according to one of his former players.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 9:49 am
Lewis Morgan has backed his former manager Jack Ross to go all the way to the top

Lewis Morgan, who played under the Hibs boss at St Mirren, now plies his trade with MLS side Inter Miami and while he feels his progress stalled somewhat during his stint at Celtic between January 2018 and January 2019, he rates Ross – who also managed him during a loan spell at Sunderland – as the most positive influence on his career to date.

Speaking to The Athletic Morgan said: “There’s no denying that Jack’s the manager who got the best out of me. His training is brilliant, he’s a great man-manager.

"Obviously, I worked under Brendan Rodgers at Celtic, and you’re seeing him succeed so much at Leicester. There’s no reason Jack can’t emulate his success.

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"Brendan has acommplished so much, and I’m not throwing Jack’s name there with him yet, but he is such a talented manager.”

Ross is currently on track to lead Hibs to an impressive season during his first full term at Easter Road. The Capital club is in pole position to finish third in the Scottish Premiership and qualify for Europe, and could set a new record for away wins in a single campaign.

Morgan continued: “I keep in touch with [Jack] and always look out for Hibs’ score.

"He knows how to get the best out of players; in particular attacking players. Sometimes, as a manager, you don’t need to coach your forward-thinking players.

"His philosophy was about getting dangerous players on the ball in dangerous areas, and we were free to express ourselves.”

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