Celtic

By Danny Wright

Davie Hay believes that Celtic’s success this season is down to club chiefs Dermot Desmond and Peter Lawwell.

The senior duo brought Brendan Rodgers to Celtic Park last summer to replace Ronny Deila and have been rewarded with what has been an unbeaten domestic campaign so far.

Hay, a former Celtic player and manager, believes that the ex-Liverpool and Swansea boss will continue to lead the Bhoys to finish the season without a defeat and secure the treble.

The Hoops take on Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final next month after already securing the Scottish League Cup and Premiership titles.

Rodgers has been a hit on the green and white half of Glasgow and Hay, 69, believes that he can become a club legend just for this one season alone.

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“If it were to happen he would go down in history and I think it would just be the start of a long-term legacy with Brendan in charge of Celtic,” said Hay, as quoted by STV.

“He has been fantastic. Apart from the players, he deserves a great amount of credit as do Dermot Desmond and Peter Lawwell for appointing him.

“There is a chance, I’ve said for a while there is a chance [of going unbeaten], they still have difficult games.”

Celtic’s brilliant campaign have been helped by the impressive performances of both Moussa Dembele and Scott Sinclair, who were two of Rodgers’ main signings last summer.

Between them, the attackers have scored 56 goals and provided 19 assists in all competitions.

Hay spent six years as a Celtic player, winning five league titles, two Scottish Cups and one League Cup.

During a four-year spell as manager at Parkhead, he lifted the Scottish Premiership yet again in 1986.

In other Celtic news, Charlie Richmond has slated Sunday’s Old Firm clash.

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