Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has signed as new manager for Scottish Champions Celtic. He has signed a 12 month rolling contract and will become the highest paid manager in Scottish football history with a salary of $3million. He replaces Ronny Deila who quit after two years at Celtic Park.
Celtic hope for Rodgers to turn their League success into European success. He will have every opportunity to do that as he will have around $30m to buy players and bolster the Celtic squad.
Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said Bendan Rodgers is a special manager.
“Brendan is a highly-sought after manager and we are pleased we have been able to bring such a high calibre individual to Celtic. I know Brendan feels privileged to be named Celtic manager and he will bring huge experience, knowledge and ability to the role.” said chief executive Peter Lawwell.
Rodgers was previously at Liverpool for over three seasons from 2012-15. He nearly guided them to a first league title in the new English Premier League era but fell 2 points short of eventual winners, Manchester City. He was sacked last October after a poor start to the season and was replace bu Jurgen Klopp.
With this major signing, Celtic will be hoping that Rodgers can deliver straight away and that starts by qualifying for next season’s UEFA Champions League. The key will be what players Rodgers does bring to the club and if they can play his gamestyle along with the current squad he has. This could have all the makings of an amazing signing so we will just have to wait and see how Brendan Rodgers adapts to Scottish football next season.