Report: Rodgers making first move to reunite with Chris Davies at Celtic, negotiations needed

Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers is hoping to land Reading coach Chris Davies.

According to the Daily Record, Celtic's new manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to appoint Reading coach Chris Davies to his staff at Celtic Park.

Rodgers, 43, was confirmed as Celtic's new boss on Friday afternoon, penning a rolling 12-month contract with his boyhood club having left Liverpool in October.

Brought in as Ronny Deila's replacement, there will be plenty of expectation on Rodgers' shoulders as he bids to maintain the club's dominance of the Scottish Premiership as well as bring European success back to the club.

Rodgers will be looking to new appointments as well as new signings,  and the Daily Record report that Rodgers is keen to complete a reunion with Chris Davies in Glasgow.

Davies, 31, had to cut his playing career short at the of just 19 having been in the youth setup at Reading, and moved into coaching upon his retirement.

After spells in coaching the academies at Reading, Leicester City and Hawke's Bay Academy, Davies started working with Rodgers at Swansea City as an assistant coach, and then filled the same role at Liverpool when Rodgers made his move to Anfield in 2012.

Currently back at Reading as a first team coach, it's believed that Davies has been lined up for a similar role at Celtic as Rodgers pursues a reunion - though he will keep goalkeeper coach Stevie Woods and coach John Kennedy at the club.

However, with Davies under contract at the Madejski Stadium, Celtic will have to negotiate his release from the Royals, meaning the deal could take a little time to complete.

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