Brendan Rodgers has agreed phrases on a long-term deal to return to Celtic as supervisor.
It’s understood the paperwork is being finalised and an announcement is anticipated this week.
The 50-year-old received seven trophies throughout his first spell in Glasgow, together with back-to-back home trebles, however left for Leicester Metropolis halfway via the 2018/19 season – a lot to the frustration of many Celtic followers.
Rodgers is known to have agreed a deal in extra of his earlier Celtic contract, which can make him the highest-paid supervisor within the membership’s historical past once more.
Celtic’s board will again Rodgers within the switch market to assist him ship home success and compete within the Champions League, Sky Sports activities Information has been informed.
He’ll change Ange Postecoglou, who received consecutive league titles and a home treble final season earlier than becoming a member of Tottenham.
Rodgers had additionally been linked to the vacant job at Leeds United, regardless of planning to take an prolonged break free from the dugout following his departure from Leicester Metropolis in April.
What’s Celtic’s schedule?
Celtic gamers will return for pre-season coaching on the membership’s Lennoxtown base earlier than jetting out to Japan on tour in July.
Postecoglou’s former membership Yokohama F Marinos might be their first opponents on July 19 adopted by a match in opposition to Gamba Osaka on July 22.
They then head to South Korea the place they may play Wolves on the Suwon World Cup Stadium on July 26.
Celtic kick off their Scottish Premiership title defence on the weekend of August 5/6 earlier than Champions League group-stage motion will get underneath means on September 19/20.
What awaits Rodgers in Glasgow?
The final time Celtic unveiled a brand new supervisor, the membership had been in turmoil after dropping the league to Rangers by 25 factors and had a number of gamers out of contract.
With Rodgers set to exchange Postecoglou, he’ll inherit a facet in sturdy well being with a possibility to take them to the following stage.
The Australian made shrewd signings who’ve impressed as Celtic dominated, successful 5 trophies in two seasons.
Followers will definitely be apprehensive about Postecoglou returning to attempt to take a few of these gamers to Tottenham but when he does, Celtic will be capable to command a excessive payment which may then be reinvested into the squad as they put together for an additional crack on the Champions League.
Kyogo Furuhashi was one in all Postecoglou’s first signings after he appeared to the Japanese market and the striker appears destined for a prime membership.
The 28-year-old ended final season because the Premiership’s prime scorer and with simply two years left on his present deal, it could not be stunning if his former boss tried to tempt him to North London.
Gamers like Reo Hatate, Daizen Maeda and Cameron Carter-Vickers are underneath contract till 2026 and Jota’s deal runs till 2027 so that they could possibly be more durable to prise away from the membership.
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