Brendan Rodgers

Read all about Brendan Rodgers of Celtic FC. Position: Coach. Brendan Rodgers was born in Carnlough on 26 January 1973 (age 45).

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Brendan Rodgers is a Northern Irish football coach and former player.

Rodgers began his career as a defender at Ballymena United, where he stayed until he was signed by Reading at the age of 18, although a genetic knee condition forced him to retire at the age of 20. He remained at Reading as a coach and then Academy Director, and continued to play non-league football at Newport, Witney Town and Newbury Town for several years. After a period travelling around Spain to study coaching methods, he was invited by José Mourinho to leave Reading and join Chelsea as youth manager in 2004, later being promoted to reserve manager in 2006.

In 2008 he was appointed manager of Watford, where he remained until accepting an offer to become manager of his former club Reading in 2009. He left the club by mutual consent after disappointing results six months later, returning to full-time management with Swansea City in 2010. He led the club to win promotion to the Premier League, the first Welsh team ever to do so, before guiding them to finish 11th the following season. On 1 June 2012, Rodgers accepted an offer to become the new manager of Liverpool, whom he led to runners-up position in the league in the 2013–14 season before his dismissal in October 2015.

Rodgers took up the reins at Celtic Park on 20 May 2016.

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Daily Record · Jun 19

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Daily Record · Jun 19
Read Celtic · Jun 19

Celtic discover their Champions League opponents

Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic side will face Armenian side Alashkert in their first Champions League qualifier.

Read Celtic · Jun 19

First and second round draw made…

Celtic have been drawn against FC Alashkert of Armenia in the First Qualifying Round of the Champions League.

The Scotsman · Jun 19

What can Celtic expect from Alashkert in the Champions League qualifying round one?

Celtic will begin their 2018/19 Champions League campaign in Yerevan, after Brendan Rodgers’ side were drawn against Armenian champions Alashkert in the first preliminary round...

The Scotsman · Jun 19
Talking Baws · Jun 19

Celtic Heading to Armenia in First Game of Champions League Qualifying

Celtic will head to Armenia to play FC Alashkert in the first round of Champions League qualifying.

Talking Baws · Jun 19
Football Hitz · Jun 19

Bundesliga giants approach Celtic over shock deal for £5.4m – reports

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Football Hitz · Jun 19
Celts Are Here · Jun 19

Jordan Ayew’s Representative Addresses Celtic Transfer Link

You can cross Jordan Ayew off the list of potential Celtic signings after a ‘family spokesman’ told Goal.com he and Celtic have not crossed paths.

Celts Are Here · Jun 19

‘There’ll Be No Stopping Us,’ Broony

SCOTT BROWN has warned Steven Gerrard double treble-winners Celtic will return to the new season more determined, fitter and stronger than ever.

Daily Mirror · Jun 19

Champions League draw live updates as Celtic discover opponents in early qualifying rounds

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Daily Mirror · Jun 19
The Scotsman · Jun 19

Scott Brown: ‘We’ll be fitter and better than the rest’

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The Scotsman · Jun 19
Evening Times · Jun 19

“UEFA keep making Champions League qualification harder for Celtic – we need to make sure we clear their hurdles”

COMPLETING trebles has been something that Celtic have proved rather adept at since Brendan Rodgers was appointed manager two years ago...

Evening Times · Jun 19
Herald Scotland · Jun 19

“UEFA keep making Champions League qualification harder for Celtic – we need to make sure we clear their hurdles”

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Herald Scotland · Jun 19
Daily Record · Jun 18

Celtic Premiership fixtures for 2018/19 season revealed in full

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Daily Record · Jun 18
HITC · Jun 18

Title-winner comments on Celtic star’s temperament, has warning

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HITC · Jun 18
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