Rodgers’ revival to hit title peak

Publisert kl31 mars 2017 11:46 by Editorial

THE BOSS: Celtic-manager Brendan Rodgers. | Reuters / Jason Cairnduff

Rodgers has been rebuilding his reputation at the Glasgow giants after being sacked by Liverpool in October 2015.

The Hoops are unbeaten domestically this season and Rodgers clinched the first trophy of his career when he led the Parkhead club to the Scottish League Cup last November.

Celtic are 25 points clear of Aberdeen with nine games remaining and will win the title with victory at Hearts on Sunday.

The Hoops would also be crowned champions if the Dons lose to Dundee on Friday.

It would be a first league title for Rodgers, with the 44-year-old finally set to finish on top after his Liverpool team narrowly missed out on the Premier League in the 2013-14 campaign.

Steven Gerrard’s infamous slip in a home defeat to Chelsea halted Liverpool’s title charge and, after finishing sixth the next season, Rodgers was sacked during the following campaign.

After seven months out of the game, Rodgers was offered the chance to lead a revolution at Celtic following Ronny Deila’s two-year reign at Parkhead, which ended without the Norwegian making any progress in European competition.

However, former Swansea manager Rodgers guided the Hoops into the group stages of the Champions League at the first attempt and, with a Scottish Cup semi-final against Old Firm rivals Rangers looming next month, he is now within touching distance of a first Celtic treble since 2001.

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