Tosh McKinlay hails Brendan Rodgers' enthusiasm for Celtic

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

The former Liverpool boss was confirmed as the new Celtic manager last month.

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

Former Celtic star Tosh McKinlay has hailed the enthusiasm that Brendan Rodgers has shown for the job to the club's official website. 

The former Liverpool manager was named as the new Celtic manager last month, replacing Ronny Deila at the club.

His arrival has been regarded as a major coup for the Scottish champions, who are thought to have fought off Premier League interest for his services.

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

His unveiling at Paradise was well attended as 13,000 supporters turned out to welcome him to the club, while season tickets have been selling fast for next season.

And McKinlay says that the enthusiasm for the club is what has got the fan base so excited for his reign to start.

“Everything is on the up at Celtic Park. It’s the enthusiasm and the passion that Brendan shows,” he told celtifc.net.

“He’s a manager of high calibre, being at Liverpool, Swansea and Reading and he has obviously been over the course in European football.

“But it’s really the passion and enthusiasm he has for Celtic Football Club, and everyone is looking forward to seeing that.”

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

Attention now turns to what work that Rodgers will do in his first summer transfer window at the club.

It is widely felt that a complete overhaul of the squad is needed this summer after several years of poor signings under previous management.

All indications have been that Rodgers will be given money to spend to change that, and it will be interesting to see what moves he makes in the months ahead,

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

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