Brendan Rodgers has been appointed Celtic’s new manager.


The 43-year-old has been out of work since he was sacked by Liverpool in October and has signed a 12-month rolling contract with the Scottish champions.

Rodgers said: “I am absolutely delighted to be named Celtic manager. This is genuinely a huge honour for me. I have followed Celtic all my life and to be given this fantastic opportunity and to be part of such a truly great football club is a dream come true.

“I will give my new role everything I have and do all I can to bring our supporters exciting, entertaining and winning football.

“The club has been in magnificent shape in recent years and has collected silverware regularly during this time. My objective now, of course, is to continue this work, to keep us at the top and again make our mark in Europe.

“I know what a magnificent support Celtic enjoys and I can promise our fans one thing – that I will be doing everything I can to give you a team that you can be proud of and a team that delivers.

“I can’t wait to be in Paradise with our team and our fans as we all get to work.”

It was announced back in April that Deila would leave his role at the end of the season, despite guiding the club to a fifth successive Scottish Premiership crown.

Celtic chairman Ian Bankier added: “We are delighted to welcome Brendan to Celtic as the club’s new manager.