BRENDAN RODGERS will become a Celtic Centurian today when he takes charge of the Hoops for the 100th time against Hibs.
The irishman, who replaced Ronny Deila in the Parkhead dug-out in May 2016, has lost only one of his 75 games against domestic opposition.
There have also been 64 triumphs and 10 draws.
In Europe, the story hasn’t quite followed along similar lines.
Rodgers has seen his team win eight, lose 11 and draw five of his 24 European encounters.
Overall, the champions have scored 156 Premiership goals, 22 in the Scottish Cup, 26 in the League Cup and 36 in Europe for a total of 240.
They have conceded 90 times over the same period, 45 of them in European competition.
Rodgers became only the third manager in the club’s history to complete a domestic clean sweep following the legendary Jock Stein who managed the feat twice in 1966/67 and 1968/69.
Martin O’Neill also went into the Celtic Hall of Fame when he lifted the treble in his debut season in 2000/01.
SIX OF THE BEST FOR RODGERS – THE START OF THE SECOND TREBLE
CELTIC 2 MOTHERWELL 0: League Cup Final (November 26, 2017)
RODGERS became the first Celtic manager since Jock Stein to win four domestic trophies in a row when goals from James Forrest and Moussa Dembele made certain the League Cup would remain in the Parkhead trophy cabinet.
It was stalemate at half-time before Forrest curled in the opener shortly after the break. Remarkably, it was the Scotland international winger’s third goal in three successive Finals in the competition.
Well defender Cedric Kipre was sent off for tugging Scott Sinclair and Dembele rolled the penalty-kick beyond Trevor Carson to make certain.
Rodgers said: “It’s always good to win a trophy and we had to work hard to achieve the success. We can enjoy the moment, but now we must concentrate on Wednesday night’s game at Fir Park.”
HIGHLIGHT Number 1 – Brendan’s first Cup as Celtic boss…read HERE
HIGHLIGHT Number 2 – Sevco Rangers come calling…read HERE
HIGHLIGHT Number 3 – Hearts thumped as League is won…read HERE
HIGHLIGHT Number 4 – The Invincible Treble…read HERE
HIGHLIGHT NUMBER 5 – A rare night of European glory…read HERE
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