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Brendan Rodgers Completes Return As Celtic Head Coach

Brendan Rodgers will lead Celtic again on a three-year deal, the club has announced. Rodgers left Leicester at the beginning of April and will rejoin the team where he won back-to-back domestic trebles before leaving in 2019.

The 50-year-old steps in for Ange Postecoglou, who joined Tottenham after scoring three goals this year. Postecoglou at Spurs wanted John Kennedy, but he is staying at Celtic to act as Rodgers’ assistant.

“Celtic Football Club is delighted to announce that Brendan Rodgers has been appointed the club’s new Football Manager on a three-year contract,” Celtic said in a statement.

“Brendan previously managed the club to phenomenal success, winning consecutive domestic Trebles and in addition delivering the most famous of Invincible seasons.”

The 50-year-old had a fruitful tenure at Leicester, guiding them to two Premier League fifth-place finishes and an FA Cup victory in 2021. He lost his job after being fired in April, and Leicester was later relegated on the final day of the season.

Since Ange Postecoglou departed Celtic earlier this month to become the new head coach of Tottenham, the club has been looking for a new manager.

“I am delighted to return to Celtic and I am hugely excited by this great opportunity,” Rodgers said. “When I was given the privilege of being asked to join the club again, it was a very simple decision for me and my family.

“We have enjoyed some great times at Celtic before and this will be my goal again, to deliver good football, ensure we have a team we all love to watch and ultimately bring more success to our fans.”

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