Luis Suarez claims Celtic-linked Brendan Rodgers is one of the best coaches in Europe

The former Liverpool boss has had two interviews with the Scottish Premiership side.

Luis Suarez has thrown his full support behind Brendan Rodgers becoming Celtic's next manager and insisted that the Northern Irishman is one of the best coaches in Europe and deserves to be working in the Champions League, the Daily Record reports.

The former Swansea boss has been heavily linked with succeeding Ronny Deila at Parkhead and the Record claims that after undergoing two interviews with the Hoops, Rodgers is on the verge of becoming the highest paid manager in the club's illustrious history.

And Suarez was full of praise for the man he worked under at Liverpool, and seemingly suggested that Celtic would be lucky to have him.

"He is one of the best coaches in Europe and I am not surprised he is looking to get back in to the game because it is a game he loves," he told the Record.

"I am glad he has taken his time since leaving Liverpool. He should only be looking at the top jobs, with the top clubs, who will be playing Champions League football.

"If it was not for Brendan, then I know I would not be the same player that you see at Barcelona today."

Considering that the Uruguayan has scored 40 goals in just 35 La Liga games for Barcelona this past season, crediting Rodgers as the reason for his development into one of the world's best strikers is the kind of reference that should be forcing Celtic to sit up and take notice.

Although the 43-year-old's time at Anfield ended in unspectacular fashion, he took the Reds to the brink of their first Premier League title with his team playing the style of football that would undoubtedly bring disgruntled supporters back to Celtic Park if he was able to replicate that style with the Scottish Premiership side. 

And with the Bhoys' squad boasting several youngsters with big potential, Rodgers' ability to turn Suarez from a very good forward to one of the best in the world should appeal to the club's hierarchy.

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