Scott Brown highlights key man in Celtic title triumph (not Dembele or Sinclair)
By Danny Wright
Scott Brown has heaped praise on Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers after he secured the club’s sixth consecutive league title on Sunday.
The 5-0 thrashing of Hearts ensured that the Bhoys are two-thirds of the way into achieving the domestic treble after lifting the Scottish League Cup earlier this season.
The 31-year-old captained Celtic to what will be his seventh league success with the club.
Brown has labelled Rodgers as a top manager and offered his thoughts as to how he managed to mastermind what has so far been an unbeaten domestic campaign.
“We have top quality players here but what we have seen this season is that we have a top quality manager as well,” said Brown, as quoted by the Evening Times.
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“The lads have been great. The gaffer is big on us getting together and bonding as a team but this season we have done that, but the important thing is that we have done it at the right times.”
Scott Sinclair scored a stunning hat-trick in the Tynecastle rout to become the Scottish Premiership’s top goalscorer, overtaking teammate Moussa Dembele who missed the game through injury.
Stuart Armstrong got himself on the score sheet for the fourth game in a row with Patrick Roberts also scoring to stake a claim as to why he deserves a permanent move to Parkhead in the summer.
Dembele and Sinclair have earned all the plaudits for their dazzling debut seasons in Scotland, but Brown firmly believes that acclaim should also be aimed the way of Rodgers.
It is the first league title the 44-year-old has won in his management career after spells at Watford, Reading, Swansea and Liverpool.
In other Celtic news, Rodgers reveals where he thinks the Hoops would finish in the English Premier League.