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Wednesday 24 May 2017

Rodgers' new four-year deal

Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has signed up for the club's quest for 10 in a row by penning a new four-year contract.

Days after leading Celtic to their sixth consecutive Ladbrokes Premiership title, Rodgers has signed a new deal which replaces his rolling contract and runs until June 2021.

Chief executive Peter Lawwell said: "Brendan has made a huge impact at Celtic already. He's an outstanding manager and we believe he is one of the best coaches in Europe, if not world football, and we're delighted that he has committed his future to Celtic."

The 44-year-old is on course to follow in the footsteps of Jock Stein and Martin O'Neill by leading Celtic to the treble. With the league and Betfred Cup secured, Celtic have a William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers coming later this month.

Rodgers also took Celtic into the Champions League group stages in his first season following a two-year absence.

Ahead of today's Premiership clash with Kilmarnock Rodgers, he said: "It just felt right. I couldn't be happier. I'm in the best place I could possibly be.

"I'm eternally thankful to the board for showing trust in me last summer and now I'm very grateful for the commitment of the board.

"It was very easy. Professionally and personally I'm in a good place. A few years ago I might have been in a rush. But I have learnt to cherish what you have. It's the beginning of the journey, but there's a lot more to achieve."

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