Davie Provan: This is not enough to keep Brendan Rodgers at Celtic
By Danny Wright
Davie Provan believes that the idea of winning ten Scottish league titles in a row is not enough to keep Brendan Rodgers at Celtic.
The ex-Hoops winger thinks that although Rodgers can write his name in the club’s folklore by winning the treble this season, the aim of dominating Scottish football for years to come won’t be an attractive prospect to him.
Rodgers has seen his Celtic side remain unbeaten in domestic competition in his debut campaign.
He will secure the Scottish Premiership title on Sunday with a victory over Hearts to win his second piece of silverware with the club.
After already beating Rangers in the Scottish League Cup final, the Old Firm rivals will once again face off in the Scottish Cup semi-final later this month.
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Provan, 60, understands that Rodgers will never be up to the level of greatness achieved by legendary manager Jock Stein, but he is still hopeful that a domestic treble will set the Northern Irishman on his own path to glory.
“Rodgers knows he’ll never walk in Jock Stein’s footsteps by conquering Europe but he can still write his own chapter in the club’s history,” said Provan in his column on the Scottish Sun website.
“If Celtic land the treble and remain unbeaten until the end of the season, Rodgers will have left his signature on the club.
“The trick for [Dermot] Desmond is keeping the manager interested next season and that won’t be easy.
“Trust me, the prospect of doing ten-in-a-row won’t be enough to keep him in Glasgow.”
The Bhoys can create an unassailable gap of 25 points over Aberdeen on Saturday.
The Dons beat Dundee 7-0 on Friday to ensure that Celtic will have to win the title on their own accord.
Should everything go to plan, it will be the sixth time in a row that the Hoops will be crowned as Scottish league champions.
In other Celtic news, the club are lining up a shock summer move for a Rangers midfielder.