Barry Ferguson praises Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

Panathinaikos Athens's Dimitris Salpingidis (L) vies Glasgow Rangers Barry Ferguson during their UEFA Cup football match in Athens on February 21, 2008.  AFP PHOTO

Barry Ferguson praises Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers’s leadership.

Blackpool manager Barry Ferguson during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Blackpool at Loftus Road on March 29, 2014 in London, England.

Former Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson has praised Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers in The Daily Record.

Ferguson, who had two different spells at Ibrox club Rangers, has praised Rodgers for acting quickly in the transfer market.

Scottish Premiership club Celtic have signed Marvin Compper from German club RB Leipzig, with the central defender to officially move to the Bhoys on January 1.

According to BBC Sport, the Hoops had to pay a transfer fee of around £1m in order to secure the services of the 32-year-old central defender.

Manager of Celtic Brendan Rodgers looks on during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final at Hampden Park on October 21, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic have had issues defensively this season, and it was badly exposed during their 4-0 hammering by Heart of Midlothian away from home in the Scottish Premiership earlier this month.

The Glasgow giants have also struggled defensively in the Champions League this season, although the Hoops have dropped to the Europa League round-of-32.

Former Rangers midfielder Ferguson has praised Celtic manager Rodgers for moving quickly to address the team’s need.

Celtic's head coach Brendan Rodgers talks during a press conference in Brussels on September 26, 2017 on the eve of the Champions League group B) football match against RSC Anderlecht.

Ferguson wrote in The Daily Record: “Celtic were rattled and Rodgers will know there are some issues he needs to address. That’s why he’s already been busy in the transfer market before it’s even open for business.

“He’s seeing signs of deterioration and he’s acting swiftly to correct them. That’s good management. That’s real leadership. That’s everything Rangers are crying out for.”

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