Report: Brendan Rodgers' contract will see new Celtic boss earn £45,000 a week at Parkhead

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The new Hoops boss has become the highest paid manager in Scottish football history.

Brendan Rodgers has become the highest paid manager in Scottish football history after the Daily Record reported that the new Celtic boss is set to earn £45,000 a week at Parkhead.

The former Swansea and Liverpool boss was appointed as Ronny Deila's successor on Friday after agreeing a 12 month rolling contract, with the Record claiming that the Hoops spent £3m to buy him out of his contract with the Merseyside club, where he has spent most of this past season on gardening leave. 

With the Bhoys spending a considerable amount to bring the Northern Irishman to the club, they will be hoping that they see a return on their investment almost immediately.

On the pitch, Rodgers' first task as Celtic boss will be to oversee their Champions League qualifiers in July.

And with Deila's tenure being deemed a mixed one largely due to their inability to make an impression in Europe, Rodgers will know that competing on the continent - while also leading the side to a sixth Scottish Premiership title in a row - will be essential if he wishes to justify the club's decision to offer him such a lucrative contract. 

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