Brendan Rodgers has been appointed as the new Celtic manager.
Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference
New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has been quoted by The Mirror as saying that his family were in tears at hearing he was becoming Bhoys boss.
Rodgers, 43, had been out of work since losing his job at Liverpool back in October, and makes his return to management as the new Celtic manager.
New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is presented to the fans after the press conference
The Northern Irishman follows on from Ronny Deila, who won the Scottish Premiership title in both of his seasons at Celtic Park, but struggled in European competitions.
It's a particularly huge move for Rodgers considering his pre-existing affinity with the club. Rodgers grew up supporting Celtic, and has remained a fan of the Bhoys throughout his career, whilst all of his family are also lifelong Celtic supporters.
Rodgers spoke at his introductory press conference on Monday afternoon, and highlighted just how much the appointment means to him and his family.
New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers poses with the Celtic shirt after the press conference
The former Watford, Reading and Swansea boss is quoted by The Mirror as saying that he was brought up with Celtic all his life, hence why he is so proud to be their new manager.
Rodgers also revealed that his brothers and uncles have been 'very emotional' at the news, admitting that they have been crying - because they thought they would never see the day that Rodgers was able to take charge of his boyhood club.
New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference
"I’ve been brought up with Celtic all my life. My uncles, cousins and brother are big supporters and still come to the games," said Rodgers. "I’m fairly stepped in Celtic tradition and proud to be named as manager. It has been very emotional. I had brothers and uncles crying, as for them was something they hoped they could see," he added.
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