By Will Butcher
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has been rewarded for his part in taking the Hoops to the top of the Scottish Premiership with the Manager of the Month award for August.
The former Liverpool boss has orchestrated three domestic wins out of three so far, with the most recent being an eye-catching 4-1 triumph against title hopefuls Aberdeen.
Celtic revealed the news via their official Twitter account on Thursday afternoon, as Rodgers continues to prepare his side for Saturday’s huge Old Firm derby against Rangers.
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) September 8, 2016
Celtic are currently enjoying a run of five consecutive home wins in both league and cup, after seeing off Motherwell in the Scottish Cup and Israeli outfit Hapoel Be’er Sheva in the Champions League.
They will be hoping to make that six on Saturday, as Rangers travel to Celtic Park for the first domestic Old Firm derby in four years following the Gers’ liquidation.
Rodgers joined the Hoops back in May to replace outgoing boss Ronny Deila, who has since joined Norwegian giants Valerenga.
Rodgers, who has also managed Swansea and Watford, will be hoping to extend Celtic’s lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to four points if results go their way, as they continue their hunt for a 48th top-flight title.
A win for their rivals though would see Mark Warburton’s men leapfrog their Glasgow rivals into first place with a two-point lead, although Celtic would have a game in hand.