Done deal: Celtic confirm four-year contract for Parkhead favourite
By Danny Wright
Celtic have confirmed that Brendan Rodgers has signed a new four-year deal with the club.
The 44-year-old’s future is now secured at Celtic Park until June 2021.
In his debut season in Glasgow, Rodgers has remained unbeaten in domestic competition and has already secured the Scottish League Cup and Scottish Premiership in his hunt for the treble.
In a statement on the club website, chief executive Peter Lawwell said: “Brendan has made a huge impact at Celtic already. He’s an outstanding manager and we believe he is one of the best coaches in Europe, if not world football, and we’re delighted that he has committed his future to Celtic.”
The news was confirmed on the official Celtic Twitter page.
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BREAKING: Faith in our future. Brendan Rodgers signs new four-year deal with Celtic Football Club. #Brendan2021
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) April 7, 2017
The Parkhead favourite could potentially guide the club to ten consecutive league titles within the terms of his new deal.
Celtic have only dropped six points in the league campaign so far with draws against Inverness, Rangers and most recently Partick.
Summer signings Moussa Dembele and Scott Sinclair has proved to be the difference under Rodgers’ reign while players such as Stuart Armstrong and James Forrest have made notable improvements since Ronny Deila left the club at the end of last season.
The Hoops have a Scottish Cup semi-final clash with Rangers on the horizon but league fixtures against Kilmarnock and Ross County will take place first.
Rodgers had spells at Watford, Reading, Swansea and Liverpool before moving to the green and white half of Glasgow.
He almost led Liverpool to their first ever Premier League title in his time at Anfield.
Football Insider Verdict
Out of all the signings that Celtic could make in the summer, nothing will top this. Rodgers proved at Swansea and Liverpool that he has the makings of becoming one of Britain’s best managers and in Glasgow he is making easy work of things. Although the Scottish league is a lot easier than the top-tier of English football, to go a season unbeaten is a very hard feat to achieve, and the Hoops look destined to do that. His new contract ties him down until 2021, meaning that he could help his club ten league titles in a row and cement his place in the club’s history until the end of time.
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