Scott Brown did not believe Celtic could appoint Brendan Rodgers

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

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

Celtic's Scott Brown celebrates scoring their first goalCeltic's Scott Brown celebrates scoring their first goal

Quoted by the Herald, Celtic captain Scott Brown has admitted he didn’t think the club would appoint Brendan Rodgers 'in a million years.'

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

His arrival has been heralded as a major coup for both Celtic and Scottish football in general, with the champions thought to have fought off Premier League interest for his services.

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press ConferenceCeltic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

Indeed, his move up north did surprise some, who expected him to stay in England following his spell at Anfield.

Brown himself has admitted his surprise too, saying that he didn’t think Rodgers would sign on at Paradise in a million years.

“When I looked at it I thought: ‘There is no chance in a million years we are going to get Brendan Rodgers to come to Celtic’,” the Herald quotes him saying.

“As soon as he comes in look what happens. It sets everything on fire. Everyone is talking about Celtic, the gaffer, what he can do, what he has done at his previous clubs and how he plays.”

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

It will now be interesting to see how much of a success that Rodgers can be at Celtic as he looks to repair his reputation.

He came in for a lot of criticism during the final days of his Liverpool career, despite the fact he had nearly led them to the Premier League title during his tenure.

He will be keen to fix that at Celtic by leading them to their sixth straight Scottish Premiership success in his first year.

Celtic's Scott Brown celebrates with the trophy and team mates after the gameCeltic's Scott Brown celebrates with the trophy and team mates after the game

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