Celtic’s Chris Davies relishing rivalry with Ibrox side Rangers

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

Mark Warburton’s Ibrox side Rangers and Old Firm rivals Celtic will compete for the Scottish Premiership title next season.

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

Newly-appointed Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies has told The Glasgow Evening Times that he knows all about the rivalry between the club and Old Firm rivals Rangers.

Davies has recently been appointed the Celtic assistant manager and will work with boss Brendan Rodgers at the Scottish Premiership champions.

Rodgers and Davies worked together at Liverpool and were involved in some good Merseyside derbies between the Reds and Everton.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

Davies, who knows Rangers manager Mark Warburton and his assistant David Weir (a former Everton defender) has spoken about the Old Firm rivalry and seems confident of coming out on top.

“I know Mark and David,” Davies told The Glasgow Evening Times. “The bottom line is it’s a huge rivalry between the two clubs.

“They are going to be great games. We had a great record at Liverpool against Everton. We’d some really top performances in those games. This is a huge rivalry here so I can’t wait for those games to kick in.”

Rangers' David Weir

Exciting season ahead

Celtic won the Scottish Premiership title this past season, but overall their campaign was not that great.

However, next season promises to be hugely exciting for the Bhoys, especially due to the appointment of Rodgers as the manager.

The former Liverpool and Swansea City boss is a high-profile manager, and fans should be optimistic about him guiding the Bhoys to the group stage of the 2016-17 Champions League campaign.

Rangers, who won the Scottish Championship title with ease this past season, will be aiming to compete with Old Firm rivals Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title during the 2016-17 campaign.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch