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Brendan Rodgers appointed Celtic manager

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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. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    Old Tim / BT / AnT……………………………………….lucky bassa’s….:_)

     

     

    I’m away oot to buy a chicken and a bottle of Old Pulteney,

     

     

     

    HH

  2. McPhail Bhoy on 20th May 2016 5:54 pm

     

     

    Céad míle fáilte go Breandán Mac Ruairí!

     

     

    I like that spelling better ;-)

  3. Jimtim………..

     

     

    Celtic could invent a cure for cancer and the Sleekit scoddish meeja would criticise the costs…………

     

     

    Anything to undermine our great Club. Anything.

     

     

    It’s not about a PR dept………..it’s about bias.

     

     

    HH

  4. Twists And Turns……….who cares about flippin’ Sky Sports, probably all that EPL crowd in awe of him coming to Celtic.

  5. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    Fantastic news, great weekend for us now! Mind you regardless of how good a manager he is its a tall order to expect CL Qualification with him just in the door, we may have to cut him some slack with that one.

  6. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Leave Neganon alone.

     

    He will be delighted.

     

     

    HH

  7. glendalystonsils on

    Brendan Rodgers admitted that the challenge of pitting his wits against Mark Warburton was a daunting one but one that he would look forward to with a mixture of trepidation and excitement.

     

     

    c Daily Record

  8. Emeraldbee sorry mate . Over excited I forgot to congratulate you on your great news , but take things slowly . A wee bit at a time . HH

  9. fergusslayedtheblues on

    Except we won the cup with big pierre’s esquisite header

     

    hail hail

  10. Through A Green Glass Brightly on

    Good stuff, well done DD and all involved in bringing Brendan Rodgers to Celtic and commendations to you Paul67 for your Purlitzer prize winning scoop. :o)

  11. Welcome to the Celtic family Brendan!

     

     

    A fantastic appointment of a man who wanted the job and could have made more money elsewhere,

     

    he gets what Celtic is all about and i,m convinced he will be a huge success.

     

    well done to the board or having the ambition to make it happen.

     

     

    let the good times roll !

  12. Rotkäppchen Sekt coming out of the fridge and the Dubliners going on the stereo. Welcome Brendan!

  13. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy on

    Doc! Doc! Can you hear me?

     

     

    Brendan Rodgers is the new Celtic manager!

  14. Welcome to Paradise Brendan may you become a legend.

     

    I hoped for you but expected Neil and I would have accepted that.

     

    It feels great when you have your expectations exceeded.

     

    I now expect to qualify for Champions League. I hope to win it.

     

    Let’s keep the run going:-)

  15. TheLurkinTim on

    FantasTic news, well worth the wait…..welcome to Celtic Brendan ;-))

     

     

    Hopefully this marks the start of something special

     

     

    Great news Emeraldbee & welcome to 1986Bhoys…..are u a…?

     

     

    newstrategyCSC

     

     

    FTSFA

     

     

    H.H.

  16. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Now…..can we deliver a even bigger boot in haw maws to the cheats?

     

    That would be something.

     

    Cmon

     

    Smash them to bits Celtic:)

     

     

    HH

  17. Hrvatski Jim on

    Brendan Rodgers exceeds my expectations.

     

     

    We can unite around this appointment as it shows that the Board has realised that we needed such an appointment and has stepped up to the mark.

     

     

    Well done to Dermot.

  18. I was curious amd hopeful when Ronnie joined us. I was cautiously optimistic when Lenny signed up as manager, fairly confident with Strachan, doubtful about Mowbray, thrilled with MON.

     

     

    With Brendan? Excited.

     

     

    More from his Swansea days because this gig is more like that budget wise (relatively speaking) with the Big Club requirements he had at Liverpool.

     

     

    I’m really happy with this appointment. Hoping too that, as with most managers, he will have a couple of good early signings of guys he knows from other clubs and has worked with.

     

     

    A bit of pace and experience in the team, a right back and a striker and we’ll be on the right road.

  19. Absolutely delighted at the news.

     

     

    Been wishing this since Ronny announced he would be leaving.

     

     

    Welcome to Celtic Brendan.

     

     

    This calls for a celebration!

     

     

    HH!!

  20. TheLurkinTim on

    Can somebody get a hold of air traffic control to convey the good news to Doc…;-))

     

     

    FTSFA

     

     

    H.H.

  21. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Emerald Bee

     

     

    Positivity my friend:)

     

    Make sure ye eat awe yer dinner.

     

     

    HH

  22. Cosy Corner Bhoy on

    Renewed ST today at 1230! Decided Friday was the better option and less queues than tomorrow! That was before BR signing . Never worried about who was manager before so not relevant to me. However, genuinely excited about this manager. Thought it was pie in the sky stuff…. Will thank DD from Dublin no Clydebank when I speak to him at the Open!!!

  23. Long long time since I felt so emotional about anything Celtic related.

     

    Huge kudos to Dermot Desmond on this. Shows an ambition that I thought had gone.

     

    Been quick to criticise DD so he deserves enormous thanks on this.

     

    Early days, but I truly sense the start of something major, to add to our illustrious and unparalleled success.

     

    As I’ve said, a well managed and motivated Celtic, fully backed by our support, is a challenge that very few teams can overcome.

     

    Big appointment was needed. We got it, and more.

  24. Celtic appoint epl flop headlines being prepared by mssm.

     

    The stench of fear from them will be palpable.

     

    Great end to the week and timing suggests someone in power at Celtic park has had enough of the bigots running the sfa and mssm.

     

    Lets hope we continue the beating all next week and the entire next season.

  25. Absolutely delighted with news. Was out this afternoon celebrating Mrs. corkcelt’s birthday, Home now, can of Magners just popped open, think celebrations might go on quite a bit longer.

  26. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Fieldofdrams

     

     

    As I wallow in whisky I feel you are being short on neganon

     

    Let’s enjoy is without point scoring

     

     

    BSR

     

    Great to have a real Brendan at last

  27. BANKIEBHOY1 on 20TH MAY 2016 5:58 PM

     

     

    I am well aware of what your saying . And you are correct . I am aiming for the guys with loaded questions aimed at our manager and players . How often have we seen this . How often have we wished for the rat pack to be put in there place . Brendan Rodgers will be intelligent enough to Handle them , unfortunately some players are not . Just something else I would like to see improved upon at our club . Keep them out of celtic park , good enough for me .

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