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. An Teach Solais on

    Hope that the appointment of Brendan Rogers meets with universal approval – even in G72 !! Next on the to-do list no nonsense press and media conferences, wan toot and yir oot – and submission of Res12.



    A brilliant start. Kudos to the Board this time. HH

  2. Gerryfaethebrig on

    Emeraldbee all the best with the health stuff enjoy your dinner



    Happy Birthday Mrs Corkcelt…..your man will never forget your birthday again, he might refer to it next year as Brendan Rodgers day



    Young nephews on the phone, buzzing is their word

  3. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on

    Absolutely chuffed tae bits,think I’ll push the


    coffee table into the kitchen get the radiogram


    on and get Mrs NBRS up fur a jig.




  4. Marrakesh Express on

    Msm rats will be doing overtime at the behest of level 5. There’s never been a better time to get a proper PR man in place to protect Brendan and let him do his job.

  5. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Well done the board for this appointment, exactly what is needed to begin uniting the club

  6. excathedra44 on

    Delighted with the appointment,shows ambition and clarifies DDs genuine feeling for the Club.


    Anyone swithering about STs should get down and renew in anticipation of great things to come.



    BSR great photo!!

  7. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    Great news to hear about our new manager. Good luck, Brendan Rodgers, job well done by the Board. Now clear up the other outstanding matters and start a renewals tsunami.



    Right now feels like we’ve won the Scottish Cup without needing to buy tickets for the final.



    Celtic forever.

  8. AuroraBorealis79 on

    The appointment of Brendan Rodgers for Celtic can mean only 1 thing; Ragers are back.



    Deary me!

  9. COSY CORNER BHOY on 20TH MAY 2016 6:09 PM



    Ordered mine today too, so maybe get a pint with you in CC NEXT SEASON ,

  10. Jaysus that was funny. On the main BBC news they inluded it in the intro and the guy from Dalrymple across from me started eating sour gherkins. At least thats what his coupon looked like. The other Ayrshire man has been in the bog since and a nurse has just chaped the door and asked if he is ok.



    Oh Carlsberbg, you do do Fridays.

  11. clogher celt on

    By the look of delight on Paul McGinley’s face after being told the news live on RTE at the Irish Open, there will be a many more Irish accents at CP next season.



    Get your tickets early, Celtic have listened!!

  12. Jose Mourinho just off the phone to Brendan:



    “Geez a job!”




  13. FourGreenFields on

    Fantastic appointment , well done Celtic.


    Welcome to Celtic Brendan.



  14. fergusslayedtheblues on

    Fill CP to the rafters and the board find there balls on the cheating we and the whole of scottish footbalL has suffered and we will be unstopable .


    Cmon suits you know it makes sense



  15. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on

    You would think everyone on here tonight was on


    the same side!!!!!!!!!

  16. Fieldofdrams. Just heard the news.



    This is a great appointment. It hopefully does signal a change in approach and strategy(if it doesn’t I think Brendan will tell us).



    While I think DD has stepped in here I will not praise him nor the board (yet).



    This is down, as it always is, to the Celtic supporters. We flexed our muscles and the board blinked. Well done to all of you who at least delayed your renewal. Without that this would not have happenned.



    For me personally I won’t be back till Celtic do something about the cheating and until Lawwell is sacked.



    This is genuinely excellent news. Enjoy.

  17. Have got a couple of texts saying, Scepovic sold to Getafe and Cole released but can’t see anything about it online.


    Anyone confirm or otherwise.

  18. Neustadt-Braw on

    Emeraldbee….thanks for the update…..would use another toilet this evening…..hahahahahaha





  19. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy on

    Hugh Keevins says on SSB, “Glasgow is alive tonight! The city is alive!”



    Super sick bigot BFDJ interrupts, “It’ll be alive tomorrow.”

  20. Serious lack of commitment on show already from our new manager Brendan Rodgers. Can’t even be bothered turning up for his appointment!







  21. Cosy Corner Bhoy on

    JIMTIM 6.18 Looking forward to that! Every home game 2 hours before kick off. This includes early starts on Sunday’s as it opens early doors when ‘tic at home!

  22. Geordie Munro on




    Ye think our ‘mutual acquaintances’ will be happy with the appointment?



    Nameonstrip csc

  23. fergusslayedtheblues on



    Thought Scepovic deserved a chance ran into good areas when he played but thought no players picked him out .



  24. Only kiddin.



    Welcome to Celtic Brendan. You have my 2nd dream job. My first was to skipper Celtic to European\Champions League victory. :-]



    Get in there son.







  25. Gerryfaethebrig on

    Nye Bevans



    Shoosh……it’s quite good when we are all on the same side

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