FORMER Celtic star Davie Provan reckons his old club will face a fight to hold onto manager Brendan Rodgers.

The ex-Scotland international maintains the Irishman is still held in high esteem despite leaving Liverpool in October 2015.

Provan believes it will only be a matter of time when some of the bigger clubs in England come calling for the Hoops gaffer who has had a sensational start to his career at Parkhead.

The former winger said: “There’s no doubt he’ll want another go at the Premier League.” 

No doubt Davie? Brendan has told you this himself? No? So as you don’t really know more than anyone else, it’s a guess. An opinion you have which will have an element of doubt. You could be right or you could be wrong. 

“The trick for Celtic is finding the means of keeping him here and keeping him motivated which might be the more difficult of the two,” said Provan.

“I’d love to think they could keep him for four years, but there has to be doubt about that. I’m not sure he’ll see 10-in-a-row as the big picture.

“He’ll see restoring Celtic’s credibility in Europe as the number one priority. He’ll want to make Celtic regular Champions League participants.

“Under Brendan, if he’s given the backing from the board, and it would seem at the moment that they are buying into him, I don’t see why Celtic can’t be regulars.

“But I would think Brendan would be on the short-list of most clubs down there. I don’t think he would take a lower Premier League job.

“It would take something special to attract him. That would be the worry for Celtic.

“The two performances and results against Manchester City didn’t go unnoticed down south. 

“Those are the ones people in England would have been looking for.”

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