Paul Lambert backs Brendan Rodgers to be a Celtic success, mentions Martin O'Neill

Brendan Rodgers

The former Celtic midfielder believes Rodgers has what it takes to manage Celtic.

Former Celtic midfielder Paul Lambert has been discussing the Celtic manager’s job today (18/05/16) during an appearance on Sky Sports News HQ – and discussed if former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was the right man for the job.

The Bhoys are looking for a new manager at Paradise after Norwegian Ronny Deila decided to step down from his role as head coach at the end of the 2015-16 season – in which his side won the Scottish Premiership title.

Rodgers has swiftly emerged as the front-runner for the Celtic job in recent days and Lambert was asked if he felt the former Liverpool man was right for the job.

He had this to say, referencing working under Martin O’Neill at Parkhead:

“I think so (he’d be a good fit).

“It’ll be totally different to Liverpool. Liverpool’s a massive club but you can’t go to Celtic and think it’s an inferior club. It’s not, Celtic’s a huge football club.

“When Martin O’Neill came in. I always said at the time that we needed a manager like him because the demands of the club instigated that you needed a strong personality to take the job on.

“Could Brendan go in and do it? I think he could but there will be a lot of hurdles he’ll need to get over to meet the demands of it.”

Rodgers has been out of work since departing Liverpool in October 2015 and is looking to get back into management for next season.

The Northern Irishman is said to be a Celtic fan – which would certainly see him take a more vested interest in potentially becoming the Celtic manager.

Lambert clearly feels that he has the raw material necessary to take on the Celtic role, and if the bookies are to be believed that is looking like it will be the case.

Celtic fans will therefore hope that Lambert’s assessment proves accurate.

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