Celtic confirm appointment of Brendan Rodgers

Celtic have confirmed the re-appointment of Brendan Rodgers as manager. The Irishman enjoyed a hugely successful spell at the club and will replace Ange Postecoglou ahead of the new season.

Rodgers has signed a three-year deal with the Scottish Champions as he looks to continue the club’s domestic dominance whilst making headway into European competition. In a statement this afternoon, the club confirmed the exciting appointment of Rodgers.

The 50-year-old was sounded out about a possible return by Dermot Desmond before agreeing to talks with the club. Chief Exec Michael Nicholson and CFO Chris McKay flew to Spain to present Rodgers with a vision for the club, something that is believed to have appealed to Rodgers.

Talks accelerated with both parties keen to secure a return for Rodgers. The Celtic supporter growing up was seemingly conscious of how he may be received given the terms of his exit in February 2019; however, it has been clear that the supporters would celebrate Rodgers’ return given his pedigree as a coach.

The Invincible-Treble-winning manager had been set to take an extended absence from football following the departure from Leicester City in April but the opportunity to return to Celtic was too great for Rodgers. It is a real statement of the football club to replace someone of Postecoglou’s pedigree with an outstanding manager in the form of Rodgers. In his time at Leicester, Rodgers completed two 5th placed finishes as well as winning an FA Cup.

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