Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers explains new John McGlynn role

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

Celtic have a new structure in place ahead of next season.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers after the press conferenceNew Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers after the press conference

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says club scout John McGlynn will take on a new preparatory role ahead of the club’s upcoming encounters both domestically and in Europe, Herald Scotland reports.

McGlynn, a former manager with fellow Scottish Premiership side Hearts, joined the Hoops last January in a scouting capacity.

But following the appointment of Rodgers, a number of changes are being made in regards to the former Liverpool manager’s backroom staff as the club look to put a new structure in place.

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

McGlynn is one of those to see his position altered somewhat, with Rodgers explaining how the 54-year-old will now be more involved in terms of helping prepare the squad by analysing the opposition.

“John has been a manager before. I came across him when Liverpool played Hearts in the Europa League and was very impressed. He’s a good guy with good knowledge of the game,” Rodgers told Herald Scotland.

“He’ll get to see over the coming weeks how I work, but he’s a coach and he knows football. He’s someone I’ll look at specifically to do that. He knows opponents; he knows Hearts well for a start!”

“John is looking forward to that position and it will be great for him. He’ll have a handle on Scottish football. I always look to have a technical analyst who will watch opponents. I always look within the club to see who is there and the I bring my people in with me. We have that, along with John McGlynn.”

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

Celtic’s approach certaily seems more professional and thorough under Rodgers, and in the end it’s what ultimately could be the difference between qualifying for the Champions League and missing out.

While supporters may be questioning the lack of signings thus far compared to Old Firm rivals Rangers (the Gers have added seven new players to their squad since the end of last season), structuring the backroom staff possible could arguably be Celtic’s most important task this summer.

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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