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Brendan Rodgers Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by Lewis Kerr, Jun 19, 2023.

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  1. Lewis Kerr

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    Seatbelt's on.

     
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  2. FrankMcCallum Gold Member Gold Member

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    Welcome back, Brendan.

    Great appointment.
     
  3. Blochairnbhoy

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    Close all threads expect this one he is back now! Let's get going we are all in.
     
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  4. bhoy_wonder Gold Member Gold Member

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    Am I going insane or is this like the 7th Rodgers thread? * me lads can we keep it in one place.
     
  5. Lewis Kerr

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    Celtic Football Club is delighted to announce that Brendan Rodgers has been appointed the club’s new Football Manager on a three-year contract.

    Brendan previously managed the club to phenomenal success, winning consecutive domestic Trebles and in addition delivering the most famous of Invincible seasons.

    In recent years, Brendan has led Leicester City to victory in the FA Cup for the first time in their history, also achieving fifth position in the English Premier League on two occasions.

    Brendan has also held managerial positions at Liverpool, Swansea City, Watford and Reading.

    We are also pleased to confirm that John Kennedy, who has served the club over many years in a playing and coaching capacity, will support Brendan as the club’s Assistant Manager, along with first-team coaches Stevie Woods, Gavin Strachan and Harry Kewell, and B Team coaches Stephen McManus and Darren O’Dea.

    New Celtic manager, Brendan Rodgers said: “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.

    “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.

    “Ange has done some brilliant work across the last two years and I will be doing all I can to maintain Celtic’s momentum as we face into all our domestic and European challenges.

    “We have a hugely impressive and talented group of players and staff at the club, and I am really looking forward to meeting up with them all and then getting straight down to work.

    “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.

    “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!”

    Celtic’s Chief Executive, Michael Nicholson added: “We are delighted to welcome Brendan as our new manager. He is a football manager of real quality and experience, with an established track record of delivering success.

    “The role of Celtic manager is attractive and highly-sought after, and in the process we considered many potential candidates. In appointing Brendan, we are confident that we have identified the best candidate for Celtic.

    “Having spoken to Brendan and discussed the club’s strategy and objectives with him, I can see the passion he has for taking the club forward positively and building on what we have achieved.

    “We look forward to working together to deliver growth and success for Celtic and our supporters.”

    Peter Lawwell, Chairman of Celtic said: “Through the process of identifying the new Celtic manager, it was clear that Brendan was the outstanding choice and we are absolutely delighted that we have appointed him on a long-term contract.

    “We wanted a proven winner and that’s what Brendan is, and myself and everyone else at the club look forward to working with him again to continue to drive Celtic forward.

    “He is someone who knows the club so well and has experience of the huge challenges at Celtic, domestically and in Europe. Brendan is well aware of what it takes to succeed in this role and we know he is delighted to be back with us.

    “Brendan is a top-quality Manager. He has delivered before for Celtic and we are sure through his many qualities, he will do so again.”

    Dermot Desmond, Celtic’s principal shareholder added: Our aim at Celtic will always be to bring individuals of the highest calibre to the club to achieve our objectives, and in appointing Brendan we believe we have again brought that quality to the club.

    “Brendan is a very talented manager, he has huge experience at the highest levels and is a man who knows how to win and do so in style. As we enter another exciting period for the club I am sure he will tackle the opportunities ahead with his characteristic focus, drive and determination.

    “We have all enjoyed great success across recent years, Brendan himself being a huge part of that. I know Brendan is determined to deliver again for our supporters and collectively, the board, management, players and staff will support him in this aim.”

    * Brendan will conduct a media conference at Celtic Park later this week.
     
  6. murphy88

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    Exciting times ahead. Chuffed with this appointment.
     
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  7. themouth1888

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    Harry Kewell hanging around is a surprise.

    Oh and p.s welcome back Brendan
     
  8. Hydrobhoy

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    weclome home brendan
    let the games begin
    can't wait to see the team with new signings
    fukn buzzing
    mon the hoops
     
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    Delighted and hats off to the board for this, he was the outstanding candidate and we got our man, send on the new season:34:
     
  10. BelfastCelt88

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    Welcome home Brendan!!!!
     
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  11. King Alex Gold Member Gold Member

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    ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY FOR RETURNING CELTS BOSS, BUT RODGERS PROMISES FANS IT WILL BE BUSINESS AS USUAL
     
  12. JC Anton Get yer, hats, scarfs badges & tapes

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    Let's get to work...
     
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    Welcome Home, Brendan.
     
  14. Skelleto

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    Over the * moon!
     
  15. Fontaine Gold Member Gold Member

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    Ah well.

    Lets see what he can bring to the table this time.
     
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  16. King Kwon Gold Member Gold Member

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    Great for the stability of the club to have confirmed Kennedy/Strachan/Kewell staying on. Particularly the Japanese lads all mentioned they'd work a lot individually with them depending on their position.
     
  17. joemc

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    Hopefully lessons learned by all , and we move forward in unity for the club .
     
  18. celtic warrior

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    Said it in the other thread but this is just surreal as * now.

    He's actually back at the club.

    If nothing else, it will be interesting to see the dynamics at club this time round with a Nicholson and Lawwelll Jnr watching over Rodgers
     
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  19. Darksel Gold Member Gold Member

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    Is the £35 million budget thing true or just bullshit? Would be some amount of money for a Celtic budget tbh
     
  20. BigDoggyWoofWoof

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    Welcome back Rodgers.