Craig Gordon says Celtic players can't wait to be introduced to Brendan Rodgers' philosophy

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

The Celtic goalkeeper says he and his teammates are excited at what their new manager has in store for them.

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has told the BBC, as quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times, that the Bhoys squad cannot wait to be introduced to Brendan Rodgers' philosophy in pre-season.

Rodgers was named as the successor to Ronny Deila in the Hoops dugout last month to mark his return to football seven months after he left Liverpool in October.

His appointment has generally been heralded by fans, players, and pundits alike as the Parkhead side look to enter a new era following the relatively underwhelming spell of Ronny Deila.

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

Rodgers has garnered a reputation at his former clubs of playing an enterprising brand of football, and though his prestige took a slight knock in his latter days at Liverpool, it has widely been seen as something of a coup for Celtic to entice him to Scotland.

Gordon reinforced this by telling the BBC that he and his teammates are eagerly anticipating their first training sessions under the new manager as they look to mould themselves into his philosophy.

The Scotland goalkeeper said, as quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times: "It's a massive appointment, he's a huge name with a great track record so for me personally it's very exciting.

Celtic's Craig Gordon

"I think that the rest of the players have the same mind set, that they can't wait to get in and see how he wants the team to set up, how he wants us to play and what he wants us to do.

"That's the most exciting part of it going in to pre-season. Normally you dread going back in, thinking it's going to be hard work. But the excitement isn't only from the players, I was at Celtic Park this morning and the staff and everybody around the club is so looking forward to the start of this season - as players we're no different."

Rodgers has a big task ahead of him in his first season at Parkhead, as he looks to help Celtic reaffirm their dominance over Scottish football in the face of arch-rivals Rangers' return to the top flight after a four-year absence.

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

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