Rodgers has already had formal talks with the Scottish five-in-a-row champions.
And, while a formal agreement and legalities are still being concluded, Celtic hope to unveil their new manager on Monday or Tuesday.
Major shareholder Dermot Desmond also held lengthy discussions with the likes of David Moyes, Malky Mackay and Roy Keane. After two rounds of talks with Rodgers, however, the Irish billionaire has apparently asked him to take on the job of seeing off any challenge on the domestic front as well as negotiating a safe passage through the Champions League qualifiers.
“It raises the profile of the Scottish game which could only be good and brings another level of excitement and interest to the fixtures.
“I worked with him at Watford. I was the academy manager and he came in as manager. So I know Brendan fairly well. He is very organised, very meticulous, very knowledgeable. A good man-manager.
“He almost won the Premier League. He has a good background, coming through the youths with the Chelsea academy and then through Watford and Reading and Swansea and obviously Liverpool. I am sure he will be a big asset for whatever club he joins.
“Brendan’s no fool. He knows the situation. It’s not a walk in the park, far from it.”