Brendan Rodgers has stressed he will always remain a Celtic fan, despite walking out on them earlier this year.

The former Hoops boss caused outrage among Celtic supporters by quitting to take charge at Leicester City, with Neil Lennon taking interim charge at Parkhead.

But, in a question and answer session with Leicester City TV, Rodgers insisted the fall-out hasn't diminished his love of Celtic.

Asked who he supports, Rodgers replied: "Celtic. I've been a Celtic supporter all my life. Along with my friends, family, it's always been my club.

"So it was a really, really difficult decision I had to make from a professional perspective. I'll always be a supporter of Celtic and that will never change.

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"Sometimes in life you have your own personal challenges and personal goals and that may take you away, which it did do.

"But I had an incredible time with some great memories with the supporters. It was an amazing time for me.

"With my heart, I would always be there because no matter where I have been in my life I always look for the Celtic result and that's in you from when you are young.

"The times that we had there were amazing.

"But there comes a time in your life that maybe the professional challenge means you have to look elsewhere.

"But that doesn't change who I support. I will always support Celtic."