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SPORTS

Celtic appoint Brendan Rodgers as new manager on rolling 12-month contract

SPORTS By The Mirror | May 20th 2016
Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers is the new manager of Celtic.

The 43-year-old has been named as the successor to Ronny Deila, who stepped down from the role at the end of the Scottish season.

Rodgers had been in talks with the Hoops for a number of days and the club have now confirmed that he will take the reins next season, on a rolling 12-month deal.

"I am absolutely delighted to be named Celtic manager," he said.

'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 has been out of the game since leaving Liverpool in October, after a poor start to the Premier League season.

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