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  • Celtic name Brendan Rodgers as new manager

    Celtic name Brendan Rodgers as new manager

    By: Newsroom Staff on 20 May, 2016 16:17

  • CELTIC Football Club is delighted today to announce Brendan Rodgers as the new Celtic manager. Brendan has agreed a 12-month rolling contract with the Club.

    Brendan (43) is one of Europe's most respected names in football management and has previously held managerial positions at Liverpool, Swansea, Reading and Watford.

    New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers 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."

    Celtic Chairman Ian Bankier commented: "We are delighted to welcome Brendan to Celtic as the Club's new manager.

    "As expected, there was huge interest in the position of Celtic manager but we believe we have chosen the outstanding candidate to take the Club forward.

    "Brendan is a man with a tremendous pedigree in football management, he is someone who knows all about Celtic and someone who has a real passion for Celtic. He is also a manager who we believe has the talent, the drive and the determination to bring continued success to the Club.

    "We are sure Brendan will receive a fantastic welcome from our supporters and we now look forward with real excitement towards next season as we tackle the many challenges ahead domestically and in Europe."

    Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: "Brendan is a highly-sought after manager and we are pleased that we have been able to bring such a high calibre individual to Celtic.

    "He has a huge and genuine affection for the Club. I know Brendan feels privileged to be named Celtic manager and I know he will give us everything he has to be successful at Celtic. Above all, he will bring huge experience, knowledge and ability to the role.

    "We wanted to bring one of the biggest and best names to the Club to match our own aspirations and those of our supporters - we believe, in appointing Brendan, that we have done this.

    "We have appointed a special manager and we are sure he can bring some special times to Celtic."

    Brendan Rodgers will be officially unveiled at a media conference on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Celtic Park at 4pm and he will then meet supporters at 6pm at the stadium.

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