Charlie Mulgrew shares what he thought of Rodgers appointment

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

Brendan Rodgers signed a 12-month rolling contract with Celtic.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers after the press conference

Speaking to The Scottish Sun, defender Charlie Mulgrew has shared the word he thought of when Brendan Rodgers joined Celtic.

The Northern Irishman signed a 12-month rolling contract with the Hoops this past week in what is a major statement of intent by the club's board, given his history.

It is the 43-year-old's first job in management since being sacked by Liverpool in October, after three-and-a-bit years at Anfield in which he came within a point of delivering a Premier League title back in 2014.

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

Joining the Bhoys may be considered a step down, but Rodgers revealed during the press conference for his unveiling that he is a boyhood Celtic fan and simply could not turn down the chance to manage the Hoops.

Mulgrew, 30, is technically without a club after his contract with Celtic expired, but the Scottish centre-back says that the chance to work under Rodgers has only made him more desperate to be offered a new deal by the club.

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

“Last week, when Brendan Rodgers was named as manager, I just thought, ‘wow'," he said to The Scottish Sun.

“I wanted to stay at Celtic before I knew he was taking over but his appointment only made me more desperate. Obviously his name had been linked with the job for a while but I didn’t think it was going to be possible to get him.

“But he’s here and I think he’s just what Celtic need. It’s exciting times and his arrival is a huge scalp for the club."

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

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