MINUTES before today’s sensational news officially broke a fake twitter account pretending to be Celtic Football Club appeared breaking the fake news that Brendan Rodgers would be leaving Celtic at the end of the season.

Well this guy certainly could be described as both obsessed and desperate, clinging onto some remote hope that Rodgers would leave and in going burst the Celtic bubble.

It’s also worth mentioning the irony in this guy pretending to be our club while actually supporting another club which is in itself prending to be another football club.

Mark Warburton was quick to react to the actual news, that Peter Lawwell has altered the twelve month rolling contract favoured since Neil Lennon was appointed to secure Brendan Rodgers on a long term four year deal with the intention that he’ll be at Celtic for every kick of the ball as Celtic target Ten in a Row.

Warburton lamented that their would be no quick fix for the club pretending to be Rangers and all he could see was further Celtic triumphs. 

And today’s news will heap further pressure on Dave King, the man who resigned Warburton and his management team and promised to over invest and spend what was required to overtake Celtic.

Aberdeen would say that they should think about closing the significant gap that the Pittodrie side has over the 2012-17 Rangers.

None of that will have been lost on Peter Lawwell who is an avid reader of these e-pages. 

The Celtic Chief Executive spoke today and his delight in getting Brendan to lead the green and white for four more years was apparent.

 “We want to make this club the very best it can be and Brendan and his team are fundamental to that,” Lawwell stated.

“Brendan’s an outstanding manager and we believe he is one of the top coaches in European football and, indeed, world football. 

“He’s led the team through a remarkable season, winning the league again, winning the League Cup, qualifying for the Champions League and, to date, being unbeaten domestically. We also have the prospect of the Scottish Cup,” said the Chief Executive.

“We’ve done it in the Celtic way, we’ve done it in style. We’ve played winning, entertaining and exciting football that our fans love.”

No-one will argue with that and there surely can be very few moments in Celtic’s history when just about everything is going so swimmingly well?

“We need to keep improving. The strategy of the club will remain the same and we have to work within our means. Clearly we have a very stable financial basis at the moment and that should take us forward.

“Our ambition and expectations are as strong and as high as ever and we believe that with the right coaches, the backroom and the right sports science department, we can create a magnificent football club that our supporters deserve.

“We want to be the best we possibly can be and when you’re in an environment like Scotland, which is a country of around five million people, financially, clearly you’re constrained. We try to find a way round that by employing the best coaches, the best sports scientists and the best people in our Academy who can create Champions League players that will allow us to compete at the top level in Europe. 

“We want to go as far as we can in Europe – we had a tough group last year – but our ambition is to dominate in Scotland and take the team as far as we can in European football.”

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