Official: Brendan Rodgers takes the Celtic hotseat

Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is the new manager at Celtic Football Club on a 12-month rolling contract.

The Antrim-man was sacked from his post at Anfield in October 2015 after a string of poor results and has been waiting to get back into the management for the 2016/17 season.

The previous Celtic boss, Ronnie Deila, will leave the club having won the Scottish league title but failing to establish themselves in European competition or winning a Scottish cups.

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.

Brendan Rodgers

According to the Daily Record, Rodgers will become the highest paid manager in Scottish football history after an offer was tabled by Irish billionaire Dermot Desmond.

But following a further round of positive discussions with Irish billionaire Desmond, Rodgers is now on the verge of shaking hands on a megabucks deal.


Although Celtic cannot match his £100,000-a-week gardening leave jackpot from Anfield, it’s understood Desmond is ready to push the boat out to tempt Rodgers back into the dugout.

The move would represent a major coup for the Glasgow club, who await the return of local rivals Rangers to the league after a four year banishment to the lower leagues.

Despite critcisms in his last season and a half at Liverpool, Rodgers guided them to their closest ever Premier League title, ultimately finishing second to Manchester City.

The 43-year-old will also stamp an attacking brand of football on the team following his official unveiling at a media conference next Monday at Celtic Park.

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