Deal all but done: Celtic to announce senior man has signed - report
By Alex Stevens
Celtic are set to announce on Friday that manager Brendan Rodgers has signed a new contract, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claim that Rodgers has agreed an improved deal with the newly-crowned champions following weeks of secret talks.
It is said that Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell is poised to announce a successful conclusion to negotiations at a press conference called for 2.30pm on Friday.
Rodgers signed a 12-month rolling contract with Celtic when he was appointed last summer that the Scottish Sun claim is worth a record £2.25million-a-year.
It is likely that the 44-year-old will be handed a pay rise by the club as a reward for the clinching the title in record time and taking the team to new heights.
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The northern Irishman has lived up to his reputation as fine young manager by steering the club to a sixth consecutive Scottish Premiership crown on the back of a 31-game unbeaten run.
Celtic have already won the Betfred Cup while there’s also a Scottish Cup semi-final to come against Rangers in a fortnight as they chase a first domestic clean sweep for 16 years.
Rodgers also took Celtic into the Champions League group stages, where they secured a memorable draw against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
In other Celtic news, one of the club’s midfielders has agreed the terms of a mammoth new deal.