Don Cowie backs Brendan Rodgers for Celtic success

Heart of Midlothian midfielder Don Cowie worked with Celtic-linked Brendan Rodgers at Watford.

Heart of Midlothian midfielder Don Cowie has told The Daily Record that Brendan Rodgers would be a success at Celtic.

According to BBC Sport, the former Liverpool and Swansea City manager is the frontrunner to become the new Celtic boss.

Cowie worked with Rodgers at Watford, and has backed him to guide the Bhoys to the group stage of the Champions League next season.

The former Cardiff City and Wigan Athletic midfielder has also predicted Rodgers to play good football at Celtic Park.

The 33-year-old Scotland international midfielder believes that Rodgers will also attract good players to Celtic in the summer transfer window.

“Rodgers would be the man to take Celtic back into the Champions League group stage,” Cowie told The Daily Record. “He will want to prove a point in Europe because of a disappointing showing with Liverpool in the Champions League.”

“There are certain ways to play football and his blueprint is second to none,” added the Hearts midfielder. “Rodgers is all about playing football with passion and going out there to express yourself.

“That is what Celtic are all about and what the fans demand. Rodgers and Celtic could be a perfect match. They will certainly not struggle to sign players with Rodgers at the helm. He has a vast network of great contacts, especially in England.”

Rodgers has been without a managerial job since October 2015 when he was sacked by Liverpool.

The Northern Irishman was quite successful at the Reds and almost led the Merseyside outfit to Premier League title triumph during the 2013-14 season.

The 43-year-old has a good footballing philosophy, and he also has a good track record of working with talented, young players.

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