Stephen Dobbie backs Brendan Rodgers for Celtic success

Former Rangers prospect Stephen Dobbie worked with Celtic-linked Brendan Rodgers at Swansea City.

Former Swansea City and Crystal Palace forward Stephen Dobbie has told The Scottish Sun that Brendan Rodgers would be a good managerial appointment for Celtic.

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

Dobbie, who started his career at Glasgow giants Rangers, worked with the former Watford boss at Swansea for two seasons.

The 33-year-old former Bolton Wanderers midfielder believes that Rodgers would be a success at Celtic.

The Scotsman has also outlined what the players can expect in training sessions from Rodgers at Celtic.

“He is so thorough on the training ground,” Dobbie told The Scottish Sun about Rodgers. “Starting from the Monday everything is geared towards the game on the Saturday.

“You just know exactly what you are doing by the time Saturday comes. Everything is specifically geared towards the opponents you are going to face.”

“If he goes to Glasgow he will completely change the way Celtic play,” added Dobbie. “Given what Rangers are doing at the moment it is going to be a great match up next season.

“If Brendan and Mark Warburton are in charge, the football will be of such a high standard. They both love to pass the ball and play football.”

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

The Northern Irishman did quite well at the Merseyside outfit and has proven himself to be a very good manager.

The former Swansea boss, though, will be under immense pressure at Celtic, whose main priority will be to qualify for the group stage of the Champions League during the 2016-17 campaign.

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