Gary McAllister offers message to Celtic fans about Brendan Rodgers, comments on Old Firm

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

Gary McAllister has told Celtic fans what to expect from new manager Brendan Rodgers.

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Former Scotland international Gary McAllister has told The Scottish Sun that he thinks Celtic fans can expect an attractive brand of football from new boss Brendan Rodgers.

Rodgers, 43, had been out of work since losing his job at Liverpool in October, before landing the Celtic job last month, arriving as a replacement for Ronny Deila.

Gary McAllister - Former Leeds United Manager

Having almost won the Premier League title in 2014, Rodgers' appointment has excited Celtic fans, who believe that the Northern Irishman is a huge coup for the Bhoys.

A boyhood Celtic fan, Rodgers has enjoyed an instant rapport with supporters, but some fans are wondering just what to expect from Rodgers' side when they take to the field in the coming months - and now, one of his former coaches has shed some light on that.

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

Gary McAllister, who hit five goals in 59 caps for Scotland, worked alongside Rodgers as a coach for the first few months of this past season, but left when Rodgers was sacked.

Now, McAllister has offered a message to Celtic fans about Rodgers, telling them to expect a similar brand of football - getting the ball down and playing the game 'properly' - to what they saw at Liverpool, as his football philosophy hasn't changed from when he was managing Watford and Swansea City.

Gary McAllister - Former Leeds United Manager

McAllister also told The Scottish Sun believes that Rodgers' appointment coupled with Rangers' promotion back to the top flight means that there will be great competition next season, and believes it will be an exciting campaign - and ultimately can't wait to see how former colleague Rodgers fares in Glasgow.

"I think the way Liverpool played under Rodgers is what Celtic can expect," said McAllister. "There’s a pretty specific emphasis on getting the ball down and playing the game properly. It goes back even to before Swansea and Reading, to his days at Watford. He’s got his way of working and he’s stuck with it. It served Liverpool well, especially in 2014 when the team played so well and came close to winning the title."

"Brendan and Mark Warburton both being in Scotland next season will be a real boost for the game in the country. I think we’ll see a real level of competition next year with Rangers back in the Premiership now, and Celtic with a new boss. It will make for an exciting season and it will be intriguing to see how Brendan does," he added.

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