Brendan Rodgers appointed Celtic manager


Brendan Rodgers today became the 18th manager in Celtic’s history. Rodgers, 43, managed Liverpool for three years until October, after guiding Swansea to the English (and Welsh) Premier League in 2011. He previously managed Reading and Watford.

His appointment is unquestionably the most popular since the arrival of fellow Irishman, Martin O’Neill, 16 years ago. Known for his belief in playing attacking, possession-based football, he will bring a force of personality to the club and to Scottish football.

Rodgers occupied the top position on Celtic’s wanted list at the start of the month, but the desire to sign him up was tempered by the belief that attracting a manager of such a profile to Scotland would be difficult. My understanding is that as soon as talks got underway in earnest, it was clear neither party would let the opportunity slip away.

I’m delighted at the appointment. The club already feels reinvigorated.

Welcome to Celtic, Brendan. Let’s get on with the job.

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  1. Stunning appointment



    Love how it’s always Jim White with the breaking news too ahah

  2. fergusslayedtheblues on

    Welcome Mr Rodgers


    I look forward to cheering on your bhoys next season



  3. Ray Singh-Carr on

    Can’t imagine better news than this other than Brendan being aware of some tiny buy-out clause in Luis Suarez’s contract.


    On towards 10 and beyond!! Mon the Hoops……and the Hibees tomorrow!! :-)




  4. !!Bada Bing!! on

    P67-well done on the scoop,thanks to Cowiebhoy for the tip weeks ago ,10/1 :)))

  5. I wanted Dermot Desmond to step up to the plate.


    Whether BR succeeds or not ,our leader has shown that he is still committed.



    That is the most please aspect of his to me.



    Well done Dermot and Hail! Hail! To Brendan Rodgers.



  6. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Rodgers not won any games yet? :-)



    Welcome Brendan. I’m sure you’ll bring success to our great club.

  7. Welcome to Paradise, Brendan.


    Great news. As good an appointment (and some) as we could have asked for.



    And he already knows the words to YNWA……… :-)




  8. leftclicktic on



    ” i will give my new role everything I have and do all i can to bring our supporters exciting,entertaining and winning football”

  9. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    The magic hat on sky bumming up BR.



    I didn’t realise the hat was Brendan’s tea boy.

  10. No Bobby Does It Petta on

    Even the most miserable of barstewards, and I’m one, would have to say WELL DONE and thank you to the suits.



    Couple of quality signings and next season could be very special.



    New manager, new strip, new standing area, full houses???



    Welcome Brendan to the famous Glasgow Celtic.



    Lurking currants and SMSM ………… GIRFUY’s !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Great timing from Paul 67 and Celtic announcing Mr Rodgers’s appointment on the eve of the SCF…they’ll be FFSaking on the Southside!!

  12. Geordie Munro on

    Winning captains,



    The beeb were still running with Michael O’Neil stories 3 hours ago.




  13. Good luck and all the best Brendan. Let’s hope we don’t have to wait too long for your first trophy.


    Also thanks to betfair for keeping your ‘next Celtic manager’ market open after Celtic had made it fishal. ;)

  14. ……and Celtic supporters knew first………………………free from any scoddish, snyde, sleekit, snipin’……………….



    Thanks Bhoys, thanks Dermot, Big Peter, …………..and Paul 67.




  15. Yippee – welcome to the world famous Glasgow Celtic Brendan :-)


    Onwards to 10


    And we’ll done Glasgow Celtic


    Ok – I acted in haste, 2 season books now being renewed :-)


    Over the moon so I am



    Hail Hail the Celt are here

  16. Just in from work to read this great news. What a great start to the weekend.


    A statement of intent.


    Welcome to Celtic, Brendan.

  17. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Right – bets on MSM questions:


    “Brendan – was it because of Rangers being back that you took the job?”

  18. When we win the league, it’s well done to the manager and players



    If shit hits the fan it’s all Peters fault, he picks the manager, and also all the crap signings.



    When we sign what looks like a great manager – it’s all Desmond’s effort.



    A lot of fans decide who to praise or where to place their criticism on their own agenda.



    Well done the Celtic board on this appointment. I gave it no chance. Well done to all involved.


    Here’s to six.

  19. Neustadt-Braw on

    Emeraldbee. Your wish is granted ….Braw braw news…..




    Brawdger is on board …..set fasers to Malky !!!!!





    Woo hoo





  20. This also proves that Paul67 has the info like know other blogger.



    I’m sure Kojo would tip his hat to you.



    Well done Paul67




  21. Geordie Munro



    A good few CQNers will be £££ happy!



    When the Record were running with all that nonsense re Roy Keane we enjoyed a wee laugh at their expense.

  22. Welcome to the biggest club in the world… Brendan


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    Hail Hail

  23. Thank you Bada Bing, got your text before I logged on. Followed by Catman. Thank you both…:)


    Great appointment, glad it has been tied up so quickly.


    Good luck Brendan.


    Keep the Faith!


    Hail Hail!

  24. buick makane on

    well done Celtic, the Brendanbau should be jumpin next season,canny wait:))))

  25. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    Well done, Celtic.



    Well done Nostradamus Árd Macha.



    Now, get after the SFA.

  26. Gerryfaethebrig on

    Absolutely over the moon



    Hail Hail Brendan



    Well done Celtic, am sure a few people are gutted about this yin



    Me, am delighted

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