BRENDAN RODGERS will officially be unveiled as the new Celtic manager this afternoon and will meet supporters at 6pm at the stadium following his media conference.
No doubt the media hacks will be desperate to drag Celtic into the fall-out from Saturday’s dramatic Cup Final which was unique in that it involved two clubs from the lower divisions and none of the supporters of either side had ever seen their club win the Scottish Cup.
The Irishman is the 18th individual to manage the club on a full-time basis – Billy McNeill, of course, had two spells and Kenny Dalglish had four months in charge after John Barnes was sacked in 2000.
However, the news of the appointment of the former Liverpool boss has really excited the Hoops fans.
As as admitted lifelong Celtic supporter, it’s a dream come true for the 43-year-old who has also been mamnager at Reading and Swansea.
After his appointment was announced on Friday afternoon, Rodgers said: “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.”