Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers underlined his reputation as one of the best managers in Britain with a tactical masterclass in the second-half of the Old Firm derby against Rangers which lead to a momentous Hoops victory.

With the Bhoys reduced to 10 men, Rodgers moved to a four at the back and two up-front system, which paid off as substitute striker Odsonne Edouard came on to score the winning goal in the 3-2 victory.

Rodgers’ abilities in turning what was a very tricky situation into one which won the match which all but clinched the league title for the Hoops, will have been noted by teams who are in search of a new manager.

Indeed, former Arsenal player Paul Merson, appearing on the Sky Bet Twitter account, claimed that his old club would be interested in Rodgers should Arsene Wenger be sacked at the end of the season.

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What the Hoops board must do to ensure that no interested parties get a chance to talk to the manager is to give him as much transfer money as he wants to ensure that the Bhoys get the players in that he wants to have another go at the Champions League group stages.

Celtic fans might want senior man Rodgers to stay at the club to clinch the mythical ‘ten in a row’, but each tactical masterstroke will lead to more interested parties in England and it wouldn’t be a total shock if he returned to the Premier League sooner rather than later.

In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton named five Bhoys in his Team of the Week 

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