Redknapp: This is why PL chairmen will be raving about this Celtic senior man
By Danny Wright
Jamie Redknapp believes that Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is more than good enough to go back into management in England with one of the top six Premier League sides.
Rodgers created British football history on Saturday as his Hoops side broke a 100-year-old record by going 63 domestic matches unbeaten with a 4-0 hammering of St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.
Since moving north of the border last summer, the Northern Irishman has already won all there is to win in Scotland, lifting the domestic treble with the Bhoys with relative ease.
And while they look good to achieve similar success this term – and with the likely added bonus of getting into the knock-out rounds of the Europa League – Redknapp has claimed that he can’t believe Premier League sides aren’t taking more notice.
The ex-Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder has also hailed the improvement that Rodgers has got from certain players at Parkhead, and reckons that could be what Premier League chairmen may look at one day if they decide to try and lure him away from Celtic.
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“If I was a Premier League chairman searching for a new manager, I would look no further than Brendan Rodgers. He could manage any of the clubs in the top six,” he said on the Daily Mail website.
“Rodgers has done a remarkable job at Celtic, where he is now unbeaten for a British record 63 domestic games. Only a fool would say that his achievements are merely down to the standard of the Scottish Premiership.
“Brendan’s greatest asset is improving players. He has helped transform Kieran Tierney into one of the best left backs in Britain.
“He has galvanised his captain Scott Brown, who was so impressive against Bayern Munich in the Champions League last Tuesday. Premier League chairmen will be thinking: ‘He will improve the value of my players.'”
Rodgers has already had some success in the Premier League when he guided Liverpool to within a whisker of the title in 2013/14 when they finished runners-up to Manchester City.
The Celtic senior man also played a large part in getting Swansea into the top-flight after previous roles at Reading and Watford.
In other Celtic news, Rodgers confirmed an injury blow to this senior player after the win at St Johnstone.