Brendan Rodgers accepts new role – will manage Scottish giants next season

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Our former boss Brendan Rodgers has accepted a job offer from Scottish giants Celtic and will manage the club in the 2016/17 season (via Echo).

Rodgers, who was replaced as Liverpool boss by Klopp in October last year, had been heavily tipped with a return to Swansea, but obviously fancied his chances north of the border.

He has replaced outgoing boss Ronny Deila and has signed a 12-month rolling contract with the Scottish champions.

The Northern Irishman almost delivered our first league title in more than 20 years in 2014, ultimately falling two points short of eventual champions Man City.

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In a statement, he said the following:

“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.”

Good luck, Brendan!


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