Brendan Rodgers identifies the type of player he wants at Celtic

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is presented to the fans after the press conference

Rodgers was confirmed as the new Celtic manager last week.

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

Brendan Rodgers has told Celtic’s official website that he wants players who will fight for the shirt at the club.

The former Liverpool manager was confirmed as the new Bhoys manager on Friday, replacing Ronny Deila at the club.

There is already talk of wide scale changes to the playing squad, which has been much maligned during Deila’s two years at the club.

Indeed, it has already been suggested that a move for former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard could be on the cards (as reported by the Belfast Telegraph).

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard celebrates with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

However Rodgers insists that it is not about securing big names, but instead finding players who are willing to fight for the shirt.

“It’s about good players and whether they’re unknown or they’re a name it doesn’t really matter,” he told

“We want someone who’s going to fit into the culture of the club and fight for the shirt.”

Celtic's Scott Brown celebrates with the trophy and team mates after the game

It will certainly be interesting to see who Rodgers looks to bring in to the current Celtic squad this summer.

The club appear determined to back to him with funds to ensure that they can return to the Champions League as soon as possible.

Much is likely to rest on the players that he can sell from his current selection, with many having been deemed not good enough by fans and pundits alike during Deila’s time in charge.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers poses with the Celtic shirt after the press conference

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