Former Liverpool and AS Roma defender John Arne Riise has taken to social networking site Twitter to give his reaction to Celtic’s appointment of Brendan Rodgers as the manager.
Rodgers has been appointed the Celtic manager on a 12-month rolling contract following the departure of Ronny Deila.
The former Swansea City boss had been without a managerial job since October 2015 when he was sacked by Liverpool.
Riise, who played for Liverpool from 2001 to 2008 and is now at Aalesunds FK, believes that Rodgers will be a success at Celtic.
Former Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam, who played for Liverpool during the 2011-12 campaign, has also given his reaction to Rodgers’s appointment on Twitter.
Interestingly, the 30-year-old Scotland international, who is now at Premier League club Stoke City, left the Reds in the summer of 2012 after Rodgers took over the Merseyside outfit.
Congrats to Brendan Rodgers. New manager at @celticfc. Great person and I'm sure this will be a great relationship. Wish him all the best— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) 20 May 2016
People have different opinions. I like him, respect him and think he is a great person and top manager https://t.co/7HNWtwsXxN— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) 20 May 2016
Big statement from Celtic with the appointment of Brendan Rodgers. Can't wait for next season— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) May 20, 2016
Rodgers is a very good manager, and his appointment is a blockbuster one for Celtic.
With Old Firm rivals Rangers set to feature in the Scottish Premiership next season, the 2016-17 campaign in the Scottish top flight is going to be very exciting.