After enduring a turbulent time at West Bromwich Albion, Oliver Burke has been given a new lease of life at Celtic this season.
The Scotsman, since signing for the Baggies from RB Leipzig for a reported fee of £15million in 2017, has been a standout performer for the Scottish Champions since his move to Celtic Park at the start of the season.
The 21-year old made just two league starts for Albion during a disappointing spell at the Hawthorns, but has shown glimpses of his true quality that he displayed at Nottingham Forest, since his move to Edinburgh this term.
The winger has netted four times in four league starts for the Celts and will have proved to Darren Moore that he is more than capable of being a regular for Albion if given the chance to shine.
Recent developments emerging from Celtic Park, however, could be set to throw another spanner into the works as Burke looks to reignite his career, with the news that manager Brendan Rodgers has left the club to become the new manager of Premier League side Leicester City.
Burke is bound to owe a lot to Rodgers – the former Liverpool boss ultimately gave the winger a chance to get his career back on track, and the experienced boss got the best out of the attacker since his move to Celtic Park.
But you have got to feel for the player in some respects, he had finally found a manager that played him in his preferred position, and a manager that also gave him a regular run of game-time unlike other managers.
There is the risk that when a new manager comes in, they tend to mark their own stamp on the club straight away, and don’t tend to view players in the same way that their predecessor did.
We’ve seen at Burke’s former club Nottingham Forest, that the likes of record signing Joao Carvalho have been frozen out by Martin O’Neill, with the manager yet to hand the playmaker a start since his arrival at the City Ground.
Burke is bound to be feeling so unlucky after Rodgers’ departure, and will be praying that the new manager views him in the same way as the former Swansea boss did…