Rodgers Named New Celtic Manager, Targets European Success

Rodgers Named New Celtic Manager, Targets European Success

Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been appointed the manager of Scottish champions Celtic.

The Glasgow giants, where Nigeria defender Efe Ambrose plays, announced Rodgers' appointment on Friday.

"Celtic Football Club is delighted today to announce Brendan Rodgers as the new Celtic manager," Celtic wrote on their official website. "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."

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."

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