Former defender Emilio Izaguirre has revealed he regrets leaving Celtic, but is unwilling to talk about exactly why he left the club after nearly seven years.

The exact details remain unclear as the 31-year-old didn’t reveal exactly why he left, but cited personal problems behind his exit from Celtic Park last summer.

Speaking to Honduran media outlet Diario Diez, the former left-back said:

They’re very difficult things to say. I don’t want to say them and there will be a day when I will talk about my departure from Celtic. I don’t want to because it was due to personal problems which I had with agents in England, and that’s why I left.

I had a hard time leaving. Brendan Rodgers got angry with me because he came to me and it was with regret that I had to leave, but I left the door open as they say, and you don’t know what may come tomorrow.

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I spent my best moments there and the fans treated me well, but there are things I don’t want to touch. We had a hard time with my wife and children because of personal things that happened to us.

Celtic received a fee of £1.25 million from Saudi Arabian side Al-Fayha for the veteran, who made over 250 appearances for the club and won 11 trophies.

The move seemed almost inevitable after the emergence of Kieran Tierney through the academy, although it seems both parties were happy for the Honduran international to remain as a competent back up to the young Scot.

SInce his move, Izaguirre has made 26 appearances for the Saudi club who are currently seventh in the league standings.

Questions and intrigue from Celtic fans will remain about his departure after these latest comments, although it could be some time before they get answers.