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Brendan Rodgers hails Ronny Deila’s Celtic achievements

Celtic manager Ronny Deila celebrates with the trophy at the end of the game

The new Celtic manager has had his say on his predecessor's work.

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press ConferenceCeltic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed the work done by his predecessor Ronny Deila, in comments to the club’s official website.

Rodgers was named as the new Celtic boss last month after Deila decided to depart the club following two years in charge.

Celtic manager Ronny DeilaCeltic manager Ronny Deila

The Norwegian’s time in charge has been largely criticised, despite the fact he led them to a further two Scottish Premiership titles, with last season’s their fifth consecutive success.

It is their failure in the cup competitions that cost him though, as the Hoops failed to make it back into the Champions League during his time in charge.

Despite that, Rodgers was keen to praise his predecessor, saying that he did great work at Paradise.

“Ronny, his backroom team and the players did great work in bringing our fifth consecutive title to Celtic Park,” he told celticfc.net.

“They deserve enormous credit for their efforts. We will of course be aiming to make it six and hopefully next year we are doing the same again, that will certainly be our aim.”

Celtic manager Ronny Deila celebrates with the trophy at the end of the gameCeltic manager Ronny Deila celebrates with the trophy at the end of the game

While Rodgers will be determined to keep adding Scottish titles to their collection, he will know that his focus will need to be on returning to the Champions League.

A club of Celtic’s stature has to be in the tournament, and there is no denying that their failure to qualify for the group stages in the last two years has had a damaging effect.

Getting them back in next season must be the aim and would cap a strong start to his reign at the club.

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

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