Celtic have appointed Brendan Rodgers as their new manager
Brendan Rodgers have signed a one-year contract at Celtic. The ex-Liverpool boss was out of work since getting axed from the Reds, back in October.
Brendan met the Chairman of Celtic Football Club, Ian Bankier and the contract of him being the successor of Ronny Deila at the Glasgow club was finalized.
BREAKING NEWS: Celtic FC is delighted to announce that it has appointed Brendan Rodgers as the Club’s new manager. pic.twitter.com/u2s2FwgChm
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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.”
After failing to win the title in a close race with Manchester City, Rodgers finished as runners-up, a year later he couldn’t even take the Reds to the top 4, and after back to back disappointing performances last year, the board sacked him and appointed Jurgen Klopp.
Rumours were, the ex-Swansea, Watford and Reading manager was to go back to manage Swansea, but he ended up with Celtic.
Chairman of Celtic Football Club, Ian Bankier said: “We are delighted to welcome Brendan to Celtic as the club’s new manager.
“As expected, there was huge interest in the position of Celtic manager but we believe we have chosen the outstanding candidate to take the club forward.
“Brendan is a man with a tremendous pedigree in football management, he is someone who knows all about Celtic and someone who has a real passion for Celtic.
“He is also a manager who we believe has the talent, the drive, and the determination to bring continued success to the club.
“We are sure Brendan will receive a fantastic welcome from our supporters and we now look forward with real excitement towards next season as we tackle the many challenges ahead domestically and in Europe.”
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