Rangers defender offers his opinion on Brendan Rodgers

Celtic's Nir Biton with Rangers' Danny Wilson at the end of the match

Rangers defender Danny Wilson worked with Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool.

Rangers' Danny Wilson (R) in action with Burnley's George BoydRangers' Danny Wilson (R) in action with George Boyd

Rangers defender Danny Wilson has suggested to The Daily Record that he rates Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers highly.

Wilson worked with Rodgers for a brief period of time at Premier League club Liverpool.

The 24-year-old centre-back, who was on the books of Merseyside outfit Liverpool from 2010 until 2013, has spoken highly of the former Swansea City boss, who was appointed the Celtic manager earlier this summer.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conferenceNew Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

“I worked briefly with him for six months before I went on loan to Hearts,” Wilson told The Daily Record about Rodgers.

“He is a very good manager and Celtic have done well recruiting him but that’s not really for us to be concerned about.

“We have a great manager here and a great backroom staff. It’s about what we do. We know we have the quality to make it a good season.”

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

Rodgers is a very good manager, and he will be aiming to lead Celtic to yet another Scottish Premiership title next season.

The immediate priority for the former Liverpool boss, though, is to guide the Hoops into the group stage of the 2016-17 Champions League campaign.

The Bhoys have not featured in Europe’s premier club competition for the past two seasons.

Rangers won the Scottish Championship title with ease last season and gained automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership for the 2016-17 campaign.

Mark Warburton’s side will be aiming to compete with Old Firm rivals Celtic for the league title next season.

The Gers have been quite busy in the summer transfer window so far, signing former Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton and ex-QPR defender Clint Hill among others.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the matchRangers manager Mark Warburton

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