Report: Celtic set to make Brendan Rodgers the highest paid manager in their history

The Northern Irishman is closing in on becoming the Scottish Premiership side's new boss.

Brendan Rodgers is reportedly on the verge of succeeding Ronny Deila as Celtic boss after the club's board made him an offer that would see him become the highest paid manager in the Hoops' history, according to the Daily Record.

The Record states that the Northern Irishman taking the Parkhead role would see him miss out on a £10m sum that he is set to receive as part of his severance deal with former club Liverpool, but director Dermot Desmond has seemingly made him an offer too good to refuse.

The Record also reports that Rodgers would receive further payments if he is able to maintain the Bhoys' dominance in the Scottish Premiership, and achieve what Deila was unable to do during his time at Celtic Park, make an impression in Europe.

While it remains to be seen if the former Swansea boss turns out to be the right man for the job, his seemingly imminent appointment will provide a major boost to the squad as they will hope to begin their preparations for their upcoming Champions League qualifiers as soon as possible. 

And with the top flight promising to be much more competitive next season, appointing Rodgers in the coming days should allow the new boss to make the kind of signings which he believes will put the Hoops well on their way to their sixth league title in a row.

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