Date: 20th May 2016 at 4:29pm
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Scottish Premiership champions Celtic have appointed Brendan Rodgers as their new manager on a 12-month rolling contract.

The 43-year-old former Liverpool, Swansea City, Reading and Watford boss succeeds Ronny Deila at Celtic Park, despite the Norwegian guiding the club to back-to-back Scottish top-flight titles and the Scottish League Cup.

Rodgers, who left Anfield back in October after more than three years in charge of Premier League outfit Liverpool, told Celtic’s official club website: “I am absolutely delighted to be named Celtic manager.

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Newly appointed Celtic boss Rodgers was sacked as manager of Liverpool back in October – Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

“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.”

Rodgers added, “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.”

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