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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Scotzine · 6h

Brendan Rodgers will finally get his Armstrong replacement by signing Crystal Palace ace on loan

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is reportedly ready to loan Jason Puncheon out, and Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers must sign him as Stuart Armstrong’s replacement...

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Celtic Linked With City Duo – Rodgers Means Business

BRENDAN RODGERS was at the Etihad yesterday, taking in Manc City’s 6-1 Win against Huddersfield furling speculation he was in Manchester to do some business.

Legend Backs Brendan’s Bhoys

DAVIE HAY is backing Celtic to make an impact in the Europa League – if they get past Suduva in the play-offs...

In Pictures: Hoop Hoop Hooray at Firhill

IT was Firhill for Thrills at the weekend – and some marvellous images of Celtic kicking off the defence of the Betfred League Cup they have won for the past two years.

Football Hitz · Aug 19

Sky Sports: Celtic to agree deal for Man City centre-back – “Rodgers spotted in Etihad”

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers was spotted at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon as Manchester City takes on Huddersfield Town sparking transfer speculation amongst Celtic fans...

Football Hitz · Aug 19

Celtic at Perth in Betfred League Cup

HOLDERS Celtic will face St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park in the Betfred League Cup quarter-final after today’s draw.

Talking Baws · Aug 19

Brendan Rodgers Sparks Transfer Speculation After Being Spotted at Man City v Huddersfield

Brendan Rodgers was spotted at the Etihad this afternoon taking in Manchester City v Huddersfield Town – sparking transfer speculation amongst Celtic fans...

Talking Baws · Aug 19
Inside Futbol · Aug 19

Brendan Rodgers Is Throwing Peter Lawwell Under Bus – Celtic Legend

Chris Sutton feels that Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is throwing the club’s CEO Peter Lawwell under the bus...

Inside Futbol · Aug 19
Sports Mole · Aug 19

Brendan Rodgers: ‘Dedrick Boyata could make Celtic return’

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers insists that defender Dedryck Boyata could “absolutely” be back in the team for Thursday’s Europa League playoff against Suduva...

Sports Mole · Aug 19
Read Celtic · Aug 19

Celtic player ratings: Partick Thistle (A)

Celtic progressed through to the third round of the Scottish Cup on Saturday as they beat Partick Thistle 3-1 away from home.

Read Celtic · Aug 19
Celts Are Here · Aug 19

‘Huge Mistake’ – Celtic Fans React to Major Brendan Rodgers Decision

CELTIC FANS have been weighing into the Dedryk Boyata debate since Brendan Rodgers admitted the player will rejoin first team training on Monday and will have the chance to apologise to his teammates...

Celts Are Here · Aug 19
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Thistle vs Celtic: All the Goals Plus Three Major Talking Points

Celtic were comfortable in the end but it took an equaliser from Partick Thistle to waken them up.

Celts Are Here · Aug 19

Dedryck Boyata and Liam McCarthy

Antrim is great Hurling County. The UK media reported that yesterday Brendan Rodgers, a son of Antrim, was taking in a soccer match involving Manchester City.

VideoCelts · Aug 19

Kris Boyd’s financial lecture for Brendan Rodgers

“Instead of bleating about the lack of transfer activity they should take a look at the amount of money that has been spent on players who were already at the club when Rodgers arrived...

VideoCelts · Aug 19
Celts Are Here · Aug 19

Reports – Brendan Rodgers at Etihad Fueling Transfer Speculation

Several reports on social media claim Brendan Rodgers is currently at the Etihad taking in the Premier League tie between City and Huddersfield.

Celts Are Here · Aug 19

Gamboa: Back to the Future

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