Rodgers hints at major revamp of goalkeeping department this summer

Brendan Rodgers today hinted at the prospect of revamping his entire goalkeeping department this coming summer transfer window. The Irishman has been talking to Sky Sports Scotland today to preview the upcoming Scottish Premiership match with Motherwell at Fir Park, which will be live on Sky Sports at 12.00pm this Sunday lunchtime.

IMAGO / ANP ROTTERDAM – Celtic coach Brendan Rodgers and Joe Hart look at a photo of Wim Jansen. Jansen has also been Celtic s coach. During a press conference, PK, Pressekonferenz in De Kuip, Scottish Celtic FC looks ahead to the first match in the group stage of the Champions League against Feyenoord. ANP OLAF KRAAK – VI ANP Sport

During that conversation though, the Celtic manager was asked to give his thoughts on the announcement that his number one, Joe Hart, will be retiring at the end of the season. The Englishman – who has won both the Scottish Premiership and English Premier League with Celtic and Manchester City, respectively – will call time on a wonderful career in the game when the campaign is at an end.

Rodgers was fulsome in his praising of Our Sacred Hart and revealed that it doesn’t feel that long ago that he watched him for Shrewsbury Town and was impressed. That was a long time ago and now Joe has decided to go out on his terms, which Brendan has said he totally understands and had an inclination that the former England number one felt that his time was coming at the age of 36.

Interestingly enough, when prompted about the possibility of bringing in an immediate number one to fill the considerable void which will be left when the seasoned professional vacates the role at Paradise, the ex-Liverpool boss intimated that there may be a full revamp of the goalkeeping area of the squad, as both Benjamin Seigrist and Scott Bain may wish to explore other options for game time, as opposed to being back-up goalkeepers.

Take a listen to what Rodgers had to say regarding Joe and the goalkeeping position at Celtic Park…

Paul Gillespie

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