By India Today Sports Desk: Celtic Football Club has announced the appointment of Brendan Rodgers as their new manager, signing a three-year contract. The Scottish Premiership side revealed the news on Monday, welcoming Rodgers back to the club where he had previously enjoyed immense success.
Rodgers, who was recently relieved of his duties at Leicester City, previously managed Celtic from 2016 to 2019. During his previous tenure, he guided the team to a remarkable feat of winning consecutive trebles, securing the Scottish Premiership, Scottish Cup, and Scottish League Cup titles.
The Northern Irishman left Celtic to take charge of Leicester City, where he achieved significant milestones. In the 2020-21 season, Rodgers led the Foxes to their first-ever FA Cup triumph in the club's history. However, after two successive fifth-place finishes in the Premier League, Leicester endured a challenging season, ultimately resulting in Rodgers' departure in April. The team's struggles persisted, leading to their relegation to the Championship.
Rodgers' arrival follows the departure of Ange Postecoglou, who recently took over the managerial reins at Tottenham Hotspur. Rodgers told the club website that he was delighted to return to Celtic and coming back was a simple decision for him and his family.
“I am really delighted to return to Celtic and I am hugely excited by this great opportunity. When I was given the privilege of being asked to join the club again, it was a very simple decision for me and my family.
“We have enjoyed some great times at Celtic before and this will be my goal again, to deliver good football, ensure we have a team we all love to watch and ultimately bring more success to our fans," said Rodgers.
Assisting Rodgers in his new role will be John Kennedy, a former Celtic player and coach, who joins as the club's assistant manager. The coaching staff also includes first-team coaches Stevie Woods, Gavin Strachan, and Harry Kewell.