Trevor Sinclair compares Rodgers to Guardiola, predicts phenomenal achievements at Celtic

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

Trevor Sinclair has compared new Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers to Pep Guardiola.

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press ConferenceCeltic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

Pundit Trevor Sinclair has told BBC Radio Five Live that he thinks Brendan Rodgers can achieve phenomenal things at Celtic - if he gets his recruitment right.

Rodgers, 43, was named Celtic manager on Friday evening, and he was presented as the club's new boss on Monday evening in front of the Celtic fans and the assembled media.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers with the Scottish Premiership trophy after the press conferenceNew Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers with the Scottish Premiership trophy after the press conference

Having almost won the Premier League title with Liverpool back in 2014, Rodgers still has a huge reputation despite leaving Anfield in October, and many fans believe he is the man to boost Celtic following the departure of Ronny Deila.

Celtic need to not only maintain their dominance at the top of the Scottish Premiership, but also get back to succeeding in Europe, which is something that famously evaded predecessor Deila.

Now, pundits have been having their say on Rodgers, and BBC's Trevor Sinclair has told BBC Radio Five Live that he thinks Rodgers is the closest British manager to Manchester City's manager-to-be, Pep Guardiola.

A big screen displaying New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers as he is presented after the press conferenceA big screen displaying New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers as he is presented after the press conference

Sinclair feels that tactically, Rodgers has a similar out look to Guardiola in terms of experimenting and playing attractive football - a bold comparison given Guardiola's honours over the years, but Sinclair simply feels that Rodgers is just that good of a manager.

Finally, Sinclair predicted that Rodgers will achieve 'phenomenal things' at Celtic - but only if he gets his recruitment right, having had problems in the transfer market at Liverpool.

"I think for me, looking at what he did at Liverpool, especially when they nearly won the league...tactically, he's as close to Pep Guardiola in British managers as there is - I think he's that good," said Sinclair. "If he goes up there and gets the recruitment right at Celtic, I think he could achieve phenomenal things," he added.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers poses after the press conferenceNew Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers poses after the press conference

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