By James Black

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has hailed Brendan Rodgers and has boldly claimed there is nobody else in world football he’d rather have in charge of the Hoops.

Rodgers has been an undoubted success at the Scottish champions and has yet to lose a domestic game since taking over in June 2016.

The Hoops won a Scottish treble last term – and are 63 games unbeaten in domestic competition – and have a Scottish League Cup final to contest next weekend.

The Northern Irishman has also played a big part on developing several of Celtic’s young players with the likes of Kieran Tierney going from strength to strength under Rodgers.

Ahead of Celtic’s AGM, Lawwell insisted there isn’t another manager on the planet he would rather have in charge of the Hoops just now.

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“He’s an outstanding manager and an outstanding coach,” Lawwell said in a video posted to the club’s official website.

“He is a Celtic man and he carries those Celtic values and standards and – at this moment – I don’t think there’s anyone else I’d rather have in world football as manager of Celtic”

The former Liverpool manager has taken the Glaswegian giants into the group stages of the Champions League in successive seasons and is on the brink of securing European football after Christmas by qualifying for the Europa League.

The Bhoys are currently top of the Scottish Premiership – three points ahead of second-placed Aberdeen – and return to action following the international break when they take on Ross County on Saturday.

Rodgers completed a clean sweep of individual awards last season picking up the PFA Scotland, Scottish Football Writers’ and Scottish Premiership manager of the year gongs in his debut campaign.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops are in a transfer tussle with a Bundesliga club for this goal-a-game forward.

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