BRENDAN RODGERS has already won more silverware in 18 months than TEN previous managers achieved in their Celtic careers.
The Northern Irishman lifted his fourth successive trophy when the Hoops overcame Motherwell 2-0 in the Betfred League Cup Final at the weekend.
Rodgers’ first triumph came in the same competition last season when the Parkhead side beat Aberdeen 3-0 for the club’s 100th tournament success in their 129 years.
He followed that up with a Premiership title and a Scottish Cup, beating the Dons again 2-1 with a stoppage time goal from Tom Rogic.
The weekend Hampden victory over the Fir Park outfit stretched the Invincibles’ record UK unbeaten domestic sequence to a remarkable 65. It is now 66 after last night’s 1-1 draw at Fir Park.
Rodgers’ men are favourites to win their seventh successive championship and already lead the table by three points from Derek McInnes’ Pittodrie team with a game in hand.
They kick off the defence of their Scottish Cup against Brechin City on January 20 at Parkhead.
The former Liverpool chief has now been more successful than predecessors Jimmy McStay, Davie Hay, Liam Brady, Lou Macari, Tommy Burns, Wim Jansen, Jozef Venglos, John Barnes, Tony Mowbray and Ronny Deila.
Over a period of 21 seasons, those managers triumphed in a mere total of eight trophies with six failing to win any silverware.
Rodgers also tops club legend Billy McNeill’s second period in charge when he won a league and two Scottish Cups in a four-year spell.
The full list:
WILLIE MALEY (1888/1940)
Honours: 19 League Championships, 14 Scottish Cups, Glasgow Exhibition Trophy
(1902), Empire Exhibition Trophy (1938).
JIMMY McSTAY (1940/45)
Honours: None (No official League during World War 11).
JIMMY McGRORY (1945/65)
Honours: 1 League Championship, 2 Scottish Cups, 2 League Cups, St.Mungo Cup
(1951), Coronation Cup (1953).
JOCK STEIN (1965/78)
Honours: 10 League Championships, 8 Scottish Cups, 6 League Cups, 1 European
BILLY McNEILL (1978/83)
Honours: 3 League Championships, 2 Scottish Cups, 1 League Cup.
DAVIE HAY (1983/87)
Honours: 1 League Championship, 1 Scottish Cup.
BILLY McNEILL (1987/91)
Honours: 1 League Championship, 2 Scottish Cups.
LIAM BRADY (1991/93)
LOU MACARI (1993/94)
TOMMY BURNS (1994/97)
Honours: 1 Scottish Cup.
WIM JANSEN (1997/98)
Honours: 1 League Championship, 1 League Cup.
JOZEF VENGLOS (1998/99)
JOHN BARNES (1999/2000)
* KENNY DALGLISH (2000)
Honours: 1 League Cup.
MARTIN O’NEILL (2000/05)
Honours: 3 League Championships, 3 Scottish Cups, 1 League Cup.
GORDON STRACHAN (2005/2009)
Honours: 3 League Championships, 1 Scottish Cup, 2 League Cups.
TONY MOWBRAY (2009/10)
NEIL LENNON (2010/14)
Honours: 3 League championships, 2 Scottish Cups.
RONNY DEILA (2014/16)
Honours: 2 League championships, 1 League Cup.
BRENDAN RODGERS (2016/present)
Honours: 1 League championship, 2 League Cups, 1 Scottish Cup.
* Interim manager
PS did you check out our interview with Jonathan Gould yesterday afternoon? It is well worth a read. You can see it HERE.
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