Welcome Back Brendan Rodgers: Celtic’s New Manager
Celtic have welcomed back Brendan Rodgers as their new manager. The 50-year-old, who was sacked by Leicester City in April, has signed a three-year deal with the Scottish champions. Rodgers replaces Ange Postecoglou, who became Tottenham’s new manager earlier this month.
Rodgers’ Previous Success at Celtic
In his first stint as Celtic boss, Rodgers won the Scottish treble in consecutive seasons before leaving to join Leicester in February of the 2018/19 campaign. During his time at Celtic, Rodgers led the team to unprecedented success, winning seven trophies in two and a half seasons. He also guided the team to an unbeaten domestic season in 2016/17, becoming only the third team in history to do so.
Rodgers’ Excitement for Return
‘I am really delighted to return to Celtic and I am hugely excited by this great opportunity. When I was given the privilege of being asked to join the club again, it was a very simple decision for me and my family,’ Rodgers said. ‘We have enjoyed some great times at Celtic before and this will be my goal again, to deliver good football, ensure we have a team we all love to watch and ultimately bring more success to our fans.’
Rodgers’ Plans for the Future
Rodgers has also brought in John Kennedy as his assistant manager. Kennedy was part of Rodgers’ coaching staff during his first stint at Celtic and is highly regarded by the club. ‘I wanted John to be with me as we move forward. He is a very talented coach, someone I know well and respect and he will be very important to myself and our players,’ Rodgers said. ‘The club is in fantastic condition at all levels and I would like to thank the board for putting their trust in me to take the team forward. We will work very closely together as we strive to bring that success to our supporters. Let’s get to work!’
The return of Brendan Rodgers to Celtic is a welcome one, as he brings with him a wealth of experience and success from his previous time at the club. With Rodgers at the helm and John Kennedy as his assistant manager, Celtic are sure to be in good hands as they look to continue their success both domestically and in Europe.