Gary Lineker offers his opinion on Celtic appointing Brendan Rodgers

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

Gary Lineker thinks Celtic have made a great appointment in Brendan Rodgers.

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

Ex-England striker and current Match of the Day host Gary Lineker has told The Scottish Sun that he thinks Celtic fans will enjoy their time with Brendan Rodgers in charge.

Rodgers, 43, was appointed as Celtic manager earlier this month and unveiled last week, as the Northern Irishman replaced Ronny Deila in the Celtic Park hotseat. 

Gary LinekerGary Lineker

A free agent since leaving Liverpool back in October, Rodgers is seen as a hugely ambitious appointment for Celtic, having impressed in the Premier League.

Rodgers guided Swansea to the top flight in 2011 before keeping them up in the 2011/12 season, and his exploits in South Wales handed him the chance to take over at Liverpool.

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

Rodgers came within a whisker of leading Liverpool to the Premier League title in 2014, but the departure of Luis Suarez saw the Reds struggle - and despite the way his time at Anfield fizzled out, his track record in England and attractive brand of football have Celtic fans excited.

Many have had their say on Rodgers heading to Glasgow, but now former England striker and current Match of the Day host Gary Lineker has offered his opinion to The Scottish Sun.

Gary Lineker in the standsGary Lineker in the stands

Lineker suggested that he thinks Rodgers is a good appointment and a good coach, whilst also claiming that Celtic fans will enjoy the brand of football offered by the new Bhoys manager.

"Brendan is a good appointment for Celtic. He has done well wherever he has been," said Lineker. "It petered out at Liverpool at the end but that happens with every manager everywhere. He is quite clearly a good coach and he plays a nice brand of footaball which I am sure the Celtic fans will enjoy," he added.

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