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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. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Will Brendan have the gravitas to attract players from Accrington Stanley?

  2. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Listen…if it wasnt for posters like like neganon, kevj….and thousands of other Celtic supporters, including myself…..we would still be getting told that we can t spend anything, europe means nothing, and we would still have RD.

     

    Short memories on here

     

     

    HH

  3. THE GREEN MAN SAYS SACK THE BOARD on 20TH MAY 2016 6:55 PM

     

    Listen…if it wasnt for posters like like neganon, kevj….and thousands of other Celtic supporters, including myself…..we would still be getting told that we can t spend anything, europe means nothing, and we would still have RD.

     

     

    Short memories on here

     

     

     

    HH

     

     

     

    Amen to that.

  4. 67 European Cup Winners on

    I always think a good measurement of any Celtic news is how does your average Hun feel

     

    Well at this moment in time – sick as a pig, no more than that, really really sick, gut wrenching sick, suicidal sick

     

    Meaning great appointment Celtic

     

    Really great appointment

     

     

    67ECW

  5. Afternoon all,

     

     

    Brendan Rodgers being Celtic manager? Who would have thought?

     

    A great appointment that will unite the Celtic family. Well done to all that made this happen.

     

    I am sure Brendan will be as successful as our previous 2 Irish managers :)

     

    I look forward to the new era, this one being the Brendan Voyage :)

     

     

    Hail Hail

  6. Amazing what can happen when it dawns on the Great Absentee that he should have been paying more attention.

  7. Thindimebhoy on

    Welcome to Paradise Brendan

     

     

    A truly ambitious signing by CFC I guess that is the downsizing over :)

     

     

    Here is what Suarez said about our new coach

     

     

     

     

    Luis Suarez has credited Brendan Rodgers for helping him become a better player – as the former Liverpool boss is lined up to take charge at Celtic.

     

     

    The Scottish champions have interviewed Rodgers twice and majority shareholder Dermot Desmond confirmed last night the new boss could be named by the weekend.

     

     

    Roy Keane had been the earlier favourite to take over from Ronny Deila at the Glasgow club, but he has dropped down the pecking order.

     

     

    The South American superstar striker said: “He is one of the best coaches in Europe and I am not surprised he is looking to get back in to the game because it is a game he loves.

  8. Very strong appointment from Celtic. Quite a coup.

     

     

    But Brendan’s arrival MUST be accompanied by a change in fiscal policy – a loosening of the pursestrings and a change in transfer strategy.

     

     

    If it is, this could be the start of a new MON-esque era.

     

     

    Welcome to Celtic!

  9. DUBLINBHOY on 20TH MAY 2016 6:58 PM

     

    Afternoon all,

     

     

     

    Brendan Rodgers being Celtic manager? Who would have thought?

     

     

    A great appointment that will unite the Celtic family. Well done to all that made this happen.

     

     

    I am sure Brendan will be as successful as our previous 2 Irish managers :)

     

     

    I look forward to the new era, this one being the Brendan Voyage :)

     

     

     

    Hail Hail

     

     

    Thought we had three.

  10. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    adi_dasler on 20th May 2016 6:43 pm

     

     

     

    Welcome BR

     

     

    Graham Speirs said he would be absolutely astounded if we got our man.

     

     

    Awwwwww. Graham……are you ok

     

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    Probably still thinks we missed a trick by not going for McInnes!

  11. theglasgowcelticway on

    Buzzing,absolutely buzzing. Well done Celtic. Sky news using their poll to try and suggest the Celtic support are split on this appointment. Suggestion for a new sky poll: Are the Huns gutted and voting on polls tonight?

  12. this appointment puts sevco under so much pressure – the minute that team starts losing games in the premiership and the team is found out – they will be screaming at king to spend money.

  13. Whilst success can never be guaranteed, I’ve got to say hats doffed to Big DD and even Big Pete.

     

    This appointment shows intent and ambition.

     

    I feel like I felt when Martin was appointed.

     

    On a negative note, I wonder if Ronny would still be in post if we didn’t have the Hun on the horizon and season ticket holders disappearing like snaw of a dyke?

     

     

    Anyway moan over

     

     

    Here we go 10 in a row

     

     

    HH

  14. Quonno the first words outa BFDJs mouth at 18:05 20 may 2016 was yes I remember Liverpool where3-0 up and Crystal palace came back and scored 3 and Gerrard slipped in the next game and they finished 2nd in the premiership. Turned aff the radio at that point. Sore wan fur the fat man. Love it.

  15. !!Bada Bing!! on

    JIMTIM on 20TH MAY 2016 5:53 PM

     

    Wish celtic would try and lure big celtic man BERNARD PONSONBY to leave STV and head up our PR dept . Those rats in the Scottish media should NEVER be let near any of our manager and players .

     

    Great shout mate

  16. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    SFTB

     

     

    I beg to differ, but lets leave it for another day:)

     

     

     

    HH

  17. PeterLatchfordsBelly on

    Bravo! Fantastic! Bellissimo! Get in there!

     

     

    I’ve been fulsome in my criticism of Lawwell and Desmond, so tonight an absolutely thoroughly deserved thank you to those guys for such an incredibly ambitious and optimistic appointment. Watch those season ticket sales soar.

     

     

    Looking forward to the Res12 ad putting the icing on the cake….

  18. An Teach Solais on

    Some people not happy ? Or claiming the credit? Maybe we should just have given the job to Mark McGhee. Then one person would have been happy. For goodness sake, let’s be happy and leave everything else till tomorrow. Big events, hopefully, over the next two weeks.

     

    Forza Celtic

  19. Although time will tell, it is not unreasonable to think that he has been given at least some modest assurances in that direction.

     

     

    As I posted earlier today there will be the ten million that THEY are bringing us.

  20. I know nowt about fitba but I’d like to see Yogi as No 2…………..anaw.

     

     

    TheSumO’thePairts CSC

  21. QUONNO on 20TH MAY 2016 6:59 PM

     

    DUBLINBHOY on 20TH MAY 2016 6:58 PM

     

     

    Of course you are right…and guess what, they were all successful. A fine tradition Brendan, I’m sure, will follow :)

     

     

    Hail Hail

  22. theglasgowcelticway on

    Bankier on SSN:” Rogers passionately wanted the job from the get go he said I really want this.” Fantastic.

  23. Gerryfaethebrig on

    Dermot Desmond has delivered our new manager nobody else

     

     

    Enjoy the good times, I have a feeling we might be enjoying more good times

  24. chicagobhoy1967 on

    What a day. Many thanks to the Celtic board. Chicago is green and white, as ever.

  25. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Forsyth – he would have wanted to go back to the EPL.

     

    Then mentions the semi-final.

     

    Clown!

     

    No – hurting clown!

  26. Pretty snide of us to announce now.

     

     

    Taking all the attention away from the big game tomorrow.

     

     

    Hibs must be furious…. :)

  27. Pull your necks in as I said “joking”.

     

    As is the way now, Europe is where he will be judged. So it is early days and I hope he does get some players in, especially players he is allowed to choose, that would be another change in the right direction por cierto.

  28. I vote Emerald Bee requires a second successful stent op next Tuesday. That should get us Suarez in.

     

     

    :-]

     

     

    Only kiddin EB.

     

     

    MWD

  29. Brendan Rodgers has 272 properties in his financial portfolio.

     

     

    Brendan Rodgers almost owns as many homes as the Huns have creditors.

  30. channelislandcelt on

    Not one for saying that I told you so but ….

     

    CHANNELISLANDCELT

     

    14th MAY 2016 12.25 PM .

     

    Hearing from an impeccable source that Brendan Rodgers will be appointed our Manager this week .

     

     

    Hope you were all on at 11/4 :)

     

    HH

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