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Charlie Nicholas says he is excited by Rodgers appointment at Celtic

The former Liverpool manager was confirmed as the new Celtic manager on Friday.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Charlie Nicholas says that the appointment of Brendan Rodgers at Celtic is one that excites him.

The former Liverpool boss was confirmed as the new Celtic manager on Friday with Ronny Deila having ended his two year reign in charge.

Rodgers has been seen as something of a coup for the Hoops, with him likely to have had offers from the Premier League this summer but electing to make the move to Scotland.

They will now be hoping he can help return them to the European stage, after two years out of the Champions League.

And Nicholas says that the appointment is one that excites him for the future, despite the rolling contract Rodgers has signed.

"This excites me and I don't have an issue with the 12-month rolling contract,” he told Sky Sports.

“We have to grow now, we have to expand, we have to become a big club again and I think this gives them the best opportunity to do so.”

Rodgers appointment at Celtic does offer up a mouthwatering prospect for the Scottish Championship next season.

With Rangers back in the top flight after a four-year absence, and many expecting them to challenge under Mark Warburton, Celtic will have fierce competition for the first time in a number of years.

And if they can continue their success under Rodgers, and secure themselves a return to Europe, then the appointment will be looked back on as a masterstroke.

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