Peter Lawwell calls Rodgers a special manager, highlights three things he will bring to Celtic

Brendan Rodgers

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has hailed new manager Brendan Rodgers

Celtic's chief executive Peter Lawwell has told the club's official website that he has appointed a 'special manager' in Brendan Rodgers.

Having announced last month that manager Ronny Deila was leaving the club this summer, the Bhoys had been searching for a new boss, with a host of big names touted for the job.

However, on Friday afternoon Celtic announced their new boss, as Brendan Rodgers was appointed on a rolling one-year contract at Celtic Park.

The Northern Irishman, 43, grew up supporting Celtic and, having been out of work since losing his job at Liverpool back in October, it looks the perfect match for all parties. 

After confirming Rodgers' appointment, Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell told the club's official website that he thinks Celtic have landed a special manager.

Lawwell claims that Rodgers 'has a huge and genuine affection' for Celtic having grown up supporting the Bhoys, and thinks the ex-Swansea boss feels privileged to have been named Celtic boss.

Lawwell added that he thinks Rodgers will bring three key things to the Celtic job; huge experience, knowledge and ability as a manager, having almost won the Premier League title with Liverpool back in 2014.

"Brendan is a highly-sought after manager and we are pleased that we have been able to bring such a high calibre individual to Celtic," said Lawwell. "He has a huge and genuine affection for the Club. I know Brendan feels privileged to be named Celtic manager and I know he will give us everything he has to be successful at Celtic. Above all, he will bring huge experience, knowledge and ability to the role."

"We wanted to bring one of the biggest and best names to the Club to match our own aspirations and those of our supporters - we believe, in appointing Brendan, that we have done this. We have appointed a special manager and we are sure he can bring some special times to Celtic," he added.

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