Official: Celtic Appoint Ex-Liverpool Boss Brendan Rodgers As New Manager

Alan Duffy

20th, May 2016


Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been chosen as the man to replace Ronny Deila at Celtic.

Sacked by Liverpool back in October, Rodgers saw off competition from the likes of David Moyes, Neil Lennon and Roy Keane to secure the job with the Glasgow giants.

Celtic bigwig Dermot Desmond apparently played a pivotal role in the getting the Ballymena-born Rodgers to sign on the dotted line for the Bhoys, who are desperate to reassert their credentials after a number of disappointing performances in Europe.

The 43-year-old Rodgers will also see his new side face promoted rivals Rangers in the Scottish top-flight for the first time since 2011/12.

On accepting the high-profile, Rodgers said:

I am absolutely delighted to be named Celtic manager. This is genuinely a huge honour for me. I have followed Celtic all my life and to be given this fantastic opportunity and to be part of such a truly great football club is a dream come true.

I will give my new role everything I have and do all I can to bring our supporters exciting, entertaining and winning football.

The club has been in magnificent shape in recent years and has collected silverware regularly during this time. My objective now, of course, is to continue this work, to keep us at the top and again make our mark in Europe.

I know what a magnificent support Celtic enjoys and I can promise our fans one thing – that I will be doing everything I can to give you a team that you can be proud of and a team that delivers.

I can’t wait to be in paradise with our team and our fans as we all get to work.

The deal will be a 12-month-rolling agreement, with Rodgers set to be unveiled on Monday.

Celtic players and fans, prepare yourself for a season of middle-management-style quotes from the footballing philosopher, himself!