Brendan Rodgers signs new contract with Celtic

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has signed a new four-year contract.

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Brendan Rodgers has been a huge success in his first season with Celtic. Picture: PA

Brendan Rodgers has been a huge success in his first season with Celtic. Picture: PA

A “major announcement” was teased by the Parkhead club earlier in the day with fans speculating what the news would be.

It has since been confirmed that the highly popular manager has signed a new deal which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2021.

Rodgers joined Celtic last summer on a one-year rolling deal. After the success of this season, with Celtic in pursuit of the treble having wrapped up the League Cup and Ladbrokes Premiership, in addition to qualifying for the Champions League, the club were understandably keen to get the Northern Irishman tied down to a longer deal.

Celtic 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.”

Rodgers told a press conference, which was also streamed live on Celtic’s Facebook page: “It just felt right.

“I couldn’t be happier. I’m in the best place I could possibly be.

“I’m eternally thankful to the board for showing trust in me last summer and now I’m very grateful for the commitment of the board.

“It was very easy. Professionally and personally I’m in a good place.

“A few years ago I might have been in a rush. But I have learnt to cherish what you have

“It’s the beginning of the journey, but there’s a lot more to achieve.”

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