Brendan Rodgers admits he's supported Celtic all his life, makes promise to Bhoys fans

Brendan Rodgers

Celtic have appointed Brendan Rodgers as their new manager.

Celtic have confirmed on their official website that they have appointed Brendan Rodgers as their new manager on a rolling 12-month contract.

The Bhoys confirmed last month that Ronny Deila would be leaving the club at the end of the season, and Celtic have wasted little time in appointing his replacement.

As confirmed on the club's official website, Northern Irishman Brendan Rodgers has been appointed as the club's new manager, penning a 12-month rolling contract with the club.

Rodgers, 43, has been out of work since losing his job at Liverpool back in October, and will now be charged with the task of boosting the Bhoys after a disappointing season under Deila.

Rodgers, who won promotion to the Premier League with Swansea City in 2011, came within a whisker of winning the Premier League with Liverpool back in 2014, and will be keen to rebuild his reputation at Celtic.

It's an ambitious appointment from Celtic, and the man himself has been speaking to Celtic's official website about his big move to Glasgow.

Rodgers admitted that he is 'absolutely delighted' to have been named Celtic manager this evening, and claims that he has supported Celtic all his life, meaning his deal is a dream come true.

Rodgers also wants to make a mark in Europe next season, and promised the fans that he will do everything to give the supporters a team they are proud of.

"I am absolutely delighted to be named Celtic manager," said Rodgers. "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," he added.

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