BRENDAN RODGERS will be announced as a second time-around Celtic manager today.
Unless you are an inhabitant of the moon, you will be aware the Irishman’s departure in February 2019 was as sudden as it was controversial.
After seven successive domestic honours, expectation levels were rightly high among the Celtic supporters.
The anger and indignation among disappointed fans were understandable.
That abrupt farewell was over four years ago and resentment still simmers among an element of the club’s followers.
The 50-year-old coach said at the time of his exit he “had some unfinished business at Celtic.”
He has returned a lot quicker than could have been anticipated or imagined.
Some Celtic managers can be defined by genius.
Some Celtic managers can be defined by greed.
Some triumph; some toil.
Some are aware of the Celtic ethos, some can’t possibly understand our traditions.
During his spell at Parkhead, I spoke at length to Brendan about his Celtic roots as he grew up in Carnlough.
Trust me, dear reader, he is a Celtic man.
It really is time to kick and make up.