Brendan Rodgers speaks highly of Chris Davies

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

Chris Davies will be Brendan Rodgers’s assistant manager at Celtic.

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has explained to The Scottish Sun the importance of Chris Davies.

Davies has been appointed as the assistant manager and will be formally unveiled as Rodgers’s number two this morning.

The duo worked together at Reading, Swansea City and Liverpool, and Rodgers has backed Davies to be a success at Celtic Park.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

“I’ve known Chris for a long time and he’s very much like myself,” the former Swansea and Liverpool manager told The Scottish Sun.

“He communicates well and he’s very open. He’s travelled the world and has looked at different teams for me.”

“He worked with me at Swansea and Liverpool,” added Rodgers. “He’s an outstanding young coach, he has a great football mind and the players will benefit from working with him.”

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

Rodgers is a brilliant coach and a very good manager, and he seems to be getting things started at Celtic.

The former Liverpool manager is likely to sign a number of players in the summer transfer window in order to strengthen the current squad.

Celtic may have won the Scottish Premiership title yet again this past season, but they have failed to qualify for the group stage of the Champions League for the past two years.

It will be interesting to see how Rodgers adapts to the Scottish Premiership, which could be competitive next season due to the return of Rangers to the Scottish top flight.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

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