Charlie Nicholas claims Celtic fans he's spoken to want Brendan Rodgers as their next manager

The Scottish Premiership side are looking for someone to replace Ronny Deila.

Charlie Nicholas has claimed that most of the Celtic fans that he has spoken to are in favour of Brendan Rodgers becoming the next boss at Parkhead, the Evening Times reports.

The Evening Times claims that the former Liverpool boss has held talks with the Hoops about succeeding Ronny Deila. And Nicholas suggested that the Northern Irishman appears to be becoming a popular candidate for the job, and hinted that it could prove to be a great move for the Bhoys.

"The majority of the Celtic supporters that I speak with, Brendan seems to be edging towards the No.1," he told the Evening Times.

"If they can get him and they are prepared to give him his head, it could become very exciting."

Though Rodgers' time at Anfield ended in disappointing fashion, he proved during his time on Merseyside, as well as at Swansea previously, that he has the ability to create a side capable of playing free-flowing, attacking football. 

He guided the Swans into the Premier League and subsequently kept them up while they continued to play with an expressive style that seemed doomed to fail in the top flight. 

And then with the Reds, he managed to bring that philosophy with him to help inspire the club to go so close to clinching the title, despite being major outsiders for the trophy.

And with Celtic looking to win their sixth Scottish Premiership crown in a row next term, replicating that style of play at Celtic Park would surely help them build the momentum they need to see off any possible challenge that comes their way.

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