Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho looks dejected
Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has told The Scottish Sun that he thinks the Celtic squad will find that Brendan Rodgers is a fair manager.
Rodgers, 43, was sacked by Liverpool back in October 2015, and took some time out of management before being appointed at Celtic on Friday afternoon.
Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference
The Northern Irishman and most of his family grew up supporting Celtic, and he now has the chance to live out a dream as the Bhoys manager, penning a rolling one-year contract at Celtic Park.
Rodgers doesn't have much time to get to know his squad though, as the Champions League qualifiers will start in mid-July - and whilst he may look to bring in some new signings between now and then, the current Bhoys squad have been given a message from Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho.
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho in action with Everton's Kevin Mirallas
Coutinho was brought to Anfield by Rodgers back in January 2013, and became one of the Premier League's top players under his tutelage before Rodgers' departure.
Now, the Brazilian international has told The Scottish Sun that he thinks the Celtic players will find Rodgers to be a fair manager who will give a chance to all players at his disposal.
New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during his introductory press conference
Coutinho suggested that everybody will get a clean slate under Rodgers, and it they show that they can play in his possession-based system, they will get a chance in the Celtic first team.
"Brendan’s new players will find him very fair. They will all get a fair chance to prove themselves," said Coutinho. "He believes in giving players opportunities and he is not the sort of coach to go in with pre-conceived ideas on players. If they show him in training they’re the sort of players who are capable of playing the possession football he likes, they’ll get a chance," he added.
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