Brendan Rodgers

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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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Key Celtic backroom member’s future is up in the air

Celtic Head of Recruitment Lee Congerton’s future is up in the air after the latest update from Brendan Rodgers.

German Coach Steffen Baumgart Latest Name Linked with Becoming New Permanent Celtic Boss

Odds have been slashed on Steffen Baumgart becoming the new permanent Celtic boss this summer after a flurry of bets on the German coach.

The Celtic Star · Apr 22

Celtic’s corner kicks? ‘Give the lads a chance to go and actually attack the ball,’ Lenny

WE’VE all been moaning about it for ages. For all that he brought to Celtic over the time he was here, Brendan Rodgers never seemed to have been too concerned about just how hopeless we appear to be at it and only now does it look like it is going to be addressed.

The Celtic Star · Apr 22

David Carswell with A Celtic State of Mind

A Celtic State of Mind was named as the UK’s Best Football Podcast at the prestigious 2018 Football Blogging Awards.

Read Celtic · Apr 22

Hoops legend believes Celtic need to change their style of football

Celtic legend Pat Bonner believes his former side need to move away from the successful style of play Brendan Rodgers implemented during his time in charge of the club, unless they can find someone who will look to play in a similar way...

Read Celtic · Apr 22
Inside Futbol · Apr 22

Celtic Cannot Expect New Manager To Copy Brendan Rodgers – Bhoys Legend

Celtic legend Pat Bonner thinks that the Bhoys must let whoever is in charge move away from Brendan Rodgers’ style...

Inside Futbol · Apr 22
Celts Are Here · Apr 22

‘I know for a fact’ – BBC Pundit Makes Celtic and Brendan Rodgers Claim

Former Celtic striker Scott McDonald has made the claim Celtic fans are looking for another £3million man after seeing Brendan Rodgers leave his post back in February...

Celts Are Here · Apr 22
Read Celtic · Apr 22

Ex-Celtic striker unsure about Neil Lennon’s ability

Former Celtic striker Scott McDonald says Hoops supporters may not be fully behind Neil Lennon getting the manager’s job full time.

Read Celtic · Apr 22
67HailHail · Apr 22

“I know it for a fact” Celtic man makes interesting Brendan Rodgers claim

Former Celtic striker Scott McDonald has claimed that the philosophy Brendan Rodgers put into place at Parkhead is here to stay.

67HailHail · Apr 22
Transfer Tavern · Apr 22

‘Brutal to watch’ – These Celtic fans all had the same criticism after dire Hibs draw

Celtic fans may have fallen for the romanticism of Neil Lennon’s appointment after Brendan Rodgers left the club, but their former manager has done a great job of showing why he left the first time around...

Transfer Tavern · Apr 22

Bain Gets 7.5, Ntcham With 5.5 | Celtic Players Rated In Their Disappointing Draw Vs Hibernian FC

Celtic are closing in on an eighth successive Premiership title and a historic ‘treble treble’ despite Brendan Rodgers’ stepping down as the Parkhead chief.

Read Celtic · Apr 21

QUIZ: How well do you know Kristoffer Ajer?

Celtic’s form in 2019, under Brendan Rodgers and now Neil Lennon, has been very impressive.

Read Celtic · Apr 21
Read Celtic · Apr 21

Former Celtic striker hoping Neil Lennon receives Celtic job

Former Hoops striker Dion Dublin has called for Celtic officials to hand Neil Lennon the permanent managerial role at Celtic Park.

Read Celtic · Apr 21
Celts Are Here · Apr 21

Confirmed: Celtic Team V Hibs – Tierney Is OUT

Celtic face off against one of their toughest opponents at one of their toughest away ground from the last few seasons.

Celts Are Here · Apr 21
Soccer Souls · Apr 19

Celtic joining hands with this 47-year-old German mastermind would be a match made in heaven – opinion

Celtic FC opinion: Should the Hoops appoint David Wagner as manager? Football Scotland has reported that Celtic have shortlisted former Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner as their next manager.

Soccer Souls · Apr 19
Talking Baws · Apr 19

Neil Lennon Isn’t Happy About Celtic’s Starting XI Being Leaked

Neil Lennon has shared his unhappiness at Celtic’s starting XI being leaked on a regular basis.

Talking Baws · Apr 19

After Compper, Musonda etc, Rodgers sidesteps Player Recruitment Duties at Leicester

BRENDAN RODGERS has signaled that he will NOT be responsible for player recruitment at Leicester City, claiming that signing players is a ‘separate skill-set’ to his strengths which are in coaching players, or to be exact Rodgers reckons his ‘strength is working with players and being on the grass and dealing with them.’ So either...

Lenny Out to Trump Rodgers

NEIL LENNON will attempt to do something this afternoon that proved outwith the capabilities of Brendan Rodgers – win a Premiership game at Easter Road...

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