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20th May, 2018 | 4:12pm

'Whet his appetite' - Commons predicts long stay for Celtic senior figure despite early doubts

Former Celtic striker Kris Commons believes that Brendan Rodgers will stay at the Hoops until they win their 10th league title in a row.

The Hoops recently clinched their seventh title in a row, taking them only three away from the mythical ’10 in a row’, and Commons thinks that the Hoops boss will want to stay to make some more history with the Bhoys.

“It’s whet his appetite that he may be around for the elusive 10 that everyone talks about,” Commons said, as reported by BBC Sport.

“I think probably when he first came up, he’s probably thinking two, three years top and then try and get back to the English Premier League.”

Both Celtic and Rangers have managed to win nine league titles in a row, but Rodgers must be favourite to take the Hoops over the line to 10 in three years’ time.

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The obsession that fans seem to have with ’10 in a row’ should not take away from the Hoops’ main objective, which is to establish the Hoops as a force once again in Europe. Hopefully Brendan Rodgers realises that is the most important thing for the Bhoys in the next few seasons, with winning the league closely behind it. Making the Hoops a force once more in Europe would have a knock-on effect for the Hoops, as it would earn them more money to spend on players who will allow them to win the league for the foreseeable future, and reach 10 titles in a row. Some fans might feel that 10 titles in a row is more important than doing well in Europe, but for the sake of the club’s prestige, Europe has to come first and should the Hoops once more qualify for the Champions League group stages it bodes well for their prospects of winning the league title.

In other Celtic news, a BT Sport pundit has hailed the Hoops as ‘iconic’.

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