Former Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers has been looking for employment since being sacked by Liverpool last October. (Other than being a half-baked TV analyst in Qatar, that is.) He’s found it now in the dugout of Parkhead, the home of Scottish Champions Celtic. Rodgers has been appointed on a 12-month rolling contract, which, in other words, is a series of 12 one-month contracts, just in case his tenure at Parkhead ends the same way it did at Liverpool.
Rodgers replaces Norwegian manager Ronny Delia, who won two consecutive titles as Celtic manager, but left the club after this season. He came to Liverpool from Swansea City, the club he guided to the Premier League after winning the Championship Playoff Final in 2011 and then stabilized in the league the following season. In 2013-14, Rodgers led Liverpool to second in the Premier League, scoring 101 goals and playing incredibly vibrant, attacking soccer, though he was undone by one little slip.
He was sacked as Liverpool boss in October after a draw in the Merseyside Derby against Everton, with the club languishing after a sixth place finish in 2014-15. His replacement, Jurgen Klopp, finished the season with Liverpool in eighth place.
Celtic will have their old bitter rivals Rangers back in the Scottish top flight for the first time in five years, after their financial crisis which pushed them to the bottom of the Scottish Pyramid.
The best part of Brendan Rodgers as a manager is the Twitter account “Deluded Brendan,” which has had quite a few great moments while Rodgers was in charge at Anfield, a few more than the real manager had. His response to today’s events:
When you realise you're back in the Champions League but Liverpool aren't https://t.co/rqmMd3XH9L
— Deluded Brendan (@DeludedBrendan) May 20, 2016