Celtic announce ex-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers as manager
BREAKING NEWS: Celtic FC is delighted to announce that it has appointed Brendan Rodgers as the Club's new manager. pic.twitter.com/u2s2FwgChm
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) May 20, 2016
Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been announced as Celtic’s new manager.
Rodgers, aged 43, has signed a 12-month rolling contract with the Bhoys.
He has been out of work since being sacked by the Reds last October, but has now been confirmed as Ronny Deila’s replacement at Parkhead.
The Northern Irishman said: “I am absolutely delighted to be named Celtic manager. This is genuinely a huge honour for me. I have followed Celtic all my life and to be given this fantastic opportunity and to be part of such a truly great football club is a dream come true.
“I will give my new role everything I have and do all I can to bring our supporters exciting, entertaining and winning football.
“The club has been in magnificent shape in recent years and has collected silverware regularly during this time. My objective now, of course, is to continue this work, to keep us at the top and again make our mark in Europe.
“I know what a magnificent support Celtic enjoys and I can promise our fans one thing – that I will be doing everything I can to give you a team that you can be proud of and a team that delivers.
“I can’t wait to be in Paradise with our team and our fans as we all get to work.”
Rodgers started his coaching career in the youth ranks at Reading and then Chelsea. He stepped into senior management at Watford and Reading, but made his name by leading Swansea City into the Premier League in 2010/11.
He was appointed by Liverpool in the summer of 2012 and nearly led them to the Premier League title in his second season in charge.
Predecessor Deila, aged 40, stepped down after leading the Scottish champions to the last two of five successive league titles.
Rodgers will be officially unveiled and give his first press conference as Celtic manager at 4pm on Monday.