Brown says Rodgers is targeting Champions League Qualifiers

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

Celtic Captain Scott Brown has revealed that Rodgers will be targeting a Bhoys return to the Champions League proper.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is presented to the fans after the press conferenceNew Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers will focus on returning the club to the Champions League

Scott Brown has revealed to Celtic's official website that his new manager Brendan Rodgers will be prioritising qualification to the Champions League proper next season.

The former Liverpool boss invited club captain Scott Brown to dinner at his home in London, and he discussed his plans for the new campaign after the summer interlude.

Celtic's Scott Brown celebrates with the trophy and team mates after the gameCeltic will enter the Champions League in the Third Qualifying Round

And Brown has said that the first priority for the Northern Irishman will be qualification to the Champions League, something Celtic have failed to achieved under former manager Ronny Deila.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Brown said of Rodgers that he spoke about a variety of different things.

Celtic's Scott Brown celebrates winning the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership at the end of the gameCeltic's Scott Brown celebrates winning the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

“He spoke about a lot of things, such as responsibilities, talking on and off the park, bringing the lads as close as together as possible, making sure we have a good team morale and that we work hard on the park” Brown said.

“The main thing is to get as fit as soon as possible for the Champions League qualifiers. We need to try and get through them to reach the Champions League as that is where this club deserves to be and hopefully we will be there this season.

“It’s going to be good for us because he’s going to chop and change formations, and we're not just going to be one-dimensional so that will be something to keep everyone on their toes.”

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers with the Scottish Premiership trophy after the press conferenceCan Brendan Rodgers bring elite European football back to Glasgow?

Celtic have really struggled in Europe in recent seasons, underpinned by last season’s abject display, where the club finished bottom of their Europa League group without having picked up a single win.

However, with the appointment of the highly reputed Brendan Rodgers, it is hoped that a return to the days of European success may not be too far away.

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