Tom Rogic brought an end to a nearly decade-long run at Celtic at the end of last season, saying his final goodbyes to the Parkhead faithful as a Premiership champion. While the Australian might have had his ups and downs during his time, overall, he enjoyed a great career in Scotland and will forever be associated with some of the biggest moments and achievements in the history of the club.
After the disastrous campaign under Neil Lennon the previous season, Celtic brought in a new manager from the other side of the world that not many on these shores had ever heard of. The man in question of course was Ange Postecoglou, and one person who would have had more knowledge on the new boss than any of us had was Celtic stalwart Tom Rogic. The midfielder had of course played under Postecoglou during his reign as manager of Australia.
Under the management of Ange Postecoglou, Celtic have made some outstanding signings so far. And that is one of the primary reasons why they were able to turn their fortunes around completely last season and ended up winning a Premiership and League Cup double. One of those signings was Matt O’Riley. The arrival of the 21-year-old midfielder might have raised a few eyebrows in January but it has proven to be a masterstroke over time.
Tom Rogic’s decision to leave Celtic at the end of last season must have come as a surprise to many fans. The Australian had been linked with a move away from Parkhead in previous seasons as well, but back then, he was completely out of the first-team picture. The arrival of Ange Postecoglou as manager had revitalised his career though and the midfielder had re-established himself as one of the most important players in the Hoops’ squad.
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Tom Rogic has decided to part ways with Celtic, after almost a decade-long run at Parkhead. His departure indeed came as a shock, but he has left an incredible legacy behind him at the club. Signed by the Hoops back in 2013, the Australian has been involved in some of the biggest moments in their history.
It was expected to be a transitional campaign for Celtic. But thanks to the outstanding job done by Ange Postecoglou and the players, the Hoops managed to win both the Scottish League Cup and the Premiership title, just a season after finishing 25 points behind the Rangers and trophyless. A remarkable turnaround, especially considering the circumstances.
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Tom Rogic’s brilliant Celtic career came to an end in the final league game of the season, as the Australian international star said his final goodbyes to the Parkhead faithful amidst their title celebrations. While it was sad to see him leave, after spending more than nine years at the club, it is also good to see that he could leave on such a high note.
Tom Rogic has had an eventful Celtic career to say the least, that has had the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Ultimately though, it is one that he can look back and be proud of. The Australian international brought down the curtain on his time at Parkhead, as the Hoops got a 6-0 win over Motherwell and then celebrated their Premiership title triumph.
It’s always sad to see players leaving Celtic. And the news of the exits for Tom Rogic and Nir Bitton was a particularly hard one as both had spent almost a decade at the club. It was good to see them leaving on top though, as Champions of Scotland once again. On the other hand, their departures could help open the door back into the first-team for one midfielder.
Today is Friday the 13th and it will feel like a nightmare for many Celtic fans today after hearing the news that not only is one of the longest serving players in our squad Nir Bitton leaving, but another stalwart of this current squad is also on his way in the form of Celtic legend Tom Rogic.
The announcement that Nir Bitton was leaving Celtic at the end of the season did not come as a surprise. Rumours had been doing the rounds in the media for a while now and it was an open secret by now. The hammer blow was the revelation that Tom Rogic will be drawing a line on his Parkhead career as well and depart the club, after enjoying his best season of football in years following the arrival of Ange Postecoglou as manager in the summer.
Nir Bitton and Tom Rogic will play their last games for champions Celtic against Motherwell after almost 10 years of service with both players leaving for pastures new. Right-back Josip Juranovic is available again after shrugging off a knock. Manager Ange Postecoglou is likely to freshen the side up for...
Tom Rogic and Nir Bitton will end nine-year spells with Celtic this summer, with manager Ange Postecoglou saying it was a joint decision with the players. The midfielders have won 34 domestic honours between them at the club. They will leave after Celtic are presented with the Scottish Premiership trophy...
Two of Celtic’s long-term servants, Tom Rogic and Nir Bitton, are to leave Parkhead at the end of the season. Australia midfielder Rogic signed from Central Coast Mariners in January 2013 as a 20-year-old and won six cinch Premiership medals, five Scottish cups and five League Cups. Israeli international...