Leicester City Boss Brendan Rodgers' East Dunbartonshire Home Burgled

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistMarch 6, 2019

WATFORD, ENGLAND - MARCH 03: Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Leicester City reacts during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Leicester City at Vicarage Road on March 03, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers' East Dunbartonshire home in Scotland was burgled in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Per BBC News, a spokesperson for Police Scotland said: "At around 01:55 on Wednesday 6 March, police received a report of a break-in at a property in Bearsden. No one was injured in the incident but a number of items were stolen from the property."

Police confirmed they have launched an investigation into the burglary.

Rodgers lived in East Dunbartonshire while manager of Celtic in nearby Glasgow, but he departed to replace Claude Puel at the King Power Stadium in late February.

According to Sky Sports News, Rodgers' wife, Charlotte Searle, and step-daughter, Lola, were in the home at the time of the break-in.

The pair were said to be "badly shaken" by the events, which saw them seek shelter in a bathroom after they were confronted in the master bedroom by two men carrying torches.

Sky Sports' Keith Downie relayed further details of the burglary:

Keith Downie @SkySports_Keith

This is awful for Brendan Rodgers & his family. The stolen boxes are also thought to contain a host of his personal belongings including most of the medals and trophies won during his three years at Celtic Park. https://t.co/UWW3ycAAUQ

Rodgers won back-to-back domestic trebles with Celtic and was on course to deliver a third in consecutive seasons. Celtic are 12 points clear in the Scottish Premiership and remain in the Scottish Cup, having already won the Scottish League Cup.

However, the timing of his departure has not sat well with many Celtic fans:

BBC Sport Scotland @BBCSportScot

"You traded immortality for mediocrity. Never a Celt. Always a fraud." Celtic fans had a strong message for Brendan Rodgers after he left the club to join Leicester City 👀 https://t.co/6weLme7L25

Rodgers signed a three-year deal with the Foxes after Puel was shown the exit door with the team 12th in the Premier League.

The Northern Irishman oversaw a 2-1 defeat at Watford in his first match in charge. His first home game will come on Saturday against Fulham.