Former Premier League striker Craig Beattie makes a claim about Celtic’s title chances

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

New Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers will be targeting the title in the his first season.

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

Former West Bromwich Albion striker Craig Beattie has heaped praise on Brendan Rodgers and says Celtic will be untouchable this season should the club adhere to his ideas, the Scottish Sun report.

The Hoops have won five consecutive Scottish Premiership titles, yet the past two seasons under Ronny Deila haven’t been so smooth even in the absence of Old Firm rivals Rangers.

Now the Gers are back in the top-flight, Celtic have needed to undertake a change and in former Liverpool boss Rodgers they have given themselves a superb chance of making real progression.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers after the press conference

Taking to reporters, former Baggies man Beattie feels the Northern Irishman has all the attributes needed to succeed at Celtic Park and predicts they could be untouchable in the title race if all goes to plan.

“I’ve been fortunate, I’ve worked with some very, very good managers and Brendan is right up there with the very best of them,” Beattie told the Scottish Sun.

“If he can get Celtic playing the way he wants them to play, the style, and possibly add one or two names then they will be very hard to touch this year.”

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

“He’s got everything from man management, tactics, his training, preparation, recovery, for me he’s just got it all.”

The Scottish Premiership title race promises to be one of the most exciting in years following Rangers’ return, and both Aberdeen and Hearts will also feel they can have a say at the top of the table.

The Hoops suffered an embarrassing defeat in Gibraltar to Lincoln Red Imps, yet since then pre-season has gone well for the title holders with victory over Wolfsburg and draws with Leicester City and Astana being standout results.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers before the match

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