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. kevinlasvegas on




    Great read as well mate,



    The ole suckerpunch.





  2. CultsBhoy - likes Lawwell back in his box on

    Friday – Brendan


    Sat – Hibs win


    Sun- Lawwell walks



    That would be a perfect treble



    But I’d settle for 2 out of 3… Because 2 out of 3 ain’t bad…

  3. kevinlasvegas on




    Yeah it is and as James Forrest says the timing is perfect for maximum effect. What Cup Final? :)





  4. Swing low sweet Carnlough


    Brendan is here for ten in a row



    Regd- TinyTim



    Much as I am a one season at a time sort of tim


    That is one annoyingly brilliant worm TT in a repeating it/singing it/humming it sort of way !:-)



    ,,, swing low sweet Carnlough


    Brendans here for 10 in a row



    Catchy lol




    Ah Brendan I’ll put the tea on.





    Well done Celtic, A fitting appointment.professionally done and executed.




  5. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    Philbhoy, where did you buy the winter gold? I,ll try get one today and give it a go. Not sure about the dramming it out of tje freezer stuff but happy to be proven wrong.






    HH bruv

  6. KEV


    I agree mate, regardless of the hibs result today, we have a spring in our step now.


    As much as i feel hibs have no chance today, you just never know.

  7. i'vehadtochangemyname on

    Quick quiz ?



    which ad campaign led to the celtic chant



    we’ve won the league again


    fly the flag fly the flag

  8. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    AnT, hope you had a good day with the auld yin yesterday, and Old tim anaw.

  9. CULTSBHOY@10:34 – Why would any majority shareholder sack a CEO, who has insured that the/his company is in good financial health, and able to make a momentous game-changing decision, free from any debt and/or encumbrance?

  10. Congratulations Celtic on a brilliant inspring and professionally manage appointment. Onwards and upwards. Hail! Hail!




    British Airways !

  11. Does Brendan Rodgers appointment mean that Celtic won’t now have to do anything to contradict the same club narrative?



    It rather looks like it.



    Still, no matter, the Old Firm gravy train is now back on the rails, and that’s the most important thing.



    And it a few seasons that oh so brief interregnum will be all but forgotten.




    BR coming in shouldn’t distract Celtic from what has to be done to clean up the game in Scotland.



    The huns were always coming back, there’s no need for us to rubber-stamp their or anyone elses BS…

  13. Right ! Tin Hat on and defo don’t want to rain on the parade so here goes !!


    Brenda wasn’t my first choice I completely overlooked him because of the financial package it would entail.


    I happen to like him and think he’s a good manager but he did spend £300 million without success.But has incredible respect amoungst All the players he has managed.


    I am delighted this Board have showed huge ambition for once however I think it’s more down to Dermot Desmond opening his ears and listening to the support and looking at the empty seats which were bought and paid for last season.


    He has played a blinder in bootin the Zombie hoards right in the Haw Maws the night before the final so fair play. Nothing would give me more pleasure than the club NOW going public and backing the Res 12 campaign demanding Truth and Justice are brought back to the game.


    I wish Brendan Rodgers every success funny how that can change eh lol but my inbox of friendly abuse from friends and family is enough for one mans lifetime.


    No2 son has just sent me this wee one which stopped me in my tracks


    ” # Stevie G No 2 auld fella ”


    Nearly pumphed ma pants lol


    Please please tell me No lol


    Hail Hail n NSNO

  14. STARRY PLOUGH on 21ST MAY 2016 10:54 AM


    Good to see so many auld faces posting on CQN again, you have been sorely missed:))









    Here, they’ve not all got auld faces :)

  15. STARRY PLOUGH on 21ST MAY 2016 11:04 AM






    BR coming in shouldn’t distract Celtic from what has to be done to clean up the game in Scotland.’






    The more season books that are sold the less likely it is that Celtic will do anything to challenge the mismanagement and corruption in the Scottish game. Why would they? What’s to be gained? It’s one thing if you think revenue will be affected, but if the season books are selling, well, why bother?

  16. the glorious balance sheet on

    I think Brendan Rodgers will be a great appointment as Celtic manager.



    And credit where it’s due, the appointment was made fairly quickly. So hopefully Brendan can get us ready for the challenges of next season.


    Itll be an interesting close season in terms of incoming and outgoing players that’s for sure.



    Meantime it’s great to see an air of optimism about the club.



    On a tangent – Mats Nilloc, are you the latest newco of Alfie Noakes/ Thomson twin/ Fred Quimby/ Edmund dantes etc? Something familiar about your posts…..




    An uptake in season tickets is Celtic side of the street Ernie and we have to sweep that, that’s our job if it’s as you were at the SFA then we’ll know that was the game plan all along…



    Let’s see how the chips fall after Res.12




  18. TheLurkinTim on

    Anyone created a Timbers spl…inter group ;-))










  19. TOFFEETIM@11:09 – Agree, the board, CEO and major shareholder have shown huge ambition. Brendan has shown and expressed huge desire (here is where I put MY tin hat on), would he have came up here if Sevco were destined to be at least three years out of contention in the lower leagues?



    I don’t know the answer to that….but four games per season against them would not have been a negative consideration to him, I think quite the opposite. He is a Celtic fan, he will want to beat them.

  20. Still on a high (not one of DDs mind you)


    Anyone that can should try to make it to. Celtic pk on Monday because as sure as pish is pish the succulent lambers will be portraying the numbers there as evidence of support/ opposition to BRs appointment. Much like Sky’s sham poll yesterday evensong.



  21. Stevie G as Player/Asst Manager, Might really tempt him. Apparently he is packing up the US venture anyway & planned to return to UK next month.




    Seem to remember there was a rather lame Nimble ad!? Mibee not…



    Hail Hail




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