Just off the back of securing a double, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is already looking towards next season and strengthening his team.

The gaffer didn’t get much time last summer to have as much of a say in the transfer market as he would have liked and in the notoriously difficult month of January, he only managed to bring in two new bodies.

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Soccer Football – Scottish Cup – Final – Celtic v Rangers – Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – May 25, 2024 Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers before the match Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

Over the next few weeks and months, the gaffer will be keen to put his stamp on the team and bring in some much-needed depth and quality.

Rodgers has already admitted he’d love to sign Adam Idah permanently with his captain Callum McGregor calling for Paulo Bernardo to be brought in long-term.

Getting both those deals done would be a prosperous start to the summer, but the manager thinks there will be some wider change.

There is a wealth of deadwood in the squad that needs to be moved on, and Rodgers thinks the club is at the end of a cycle.

He said: (Sky Sports via RecordSport) “I think there’s going to be a natural change. If you look at the cycle at Celtic, then there is normally that change in that sort of third year. It’s getting another step in the types of profiles that I would want in the squad to allow us to progress and develop.

“For this season, I’ve been really proud of the team. And then come the summer, we’ll look to add those bits of quality.

“Obviously we’ve lost the likes of Joe who has retired, so we’ll have to fill that void as well. But it’s a real bright future. We’ll take that into pre-season and then we’ll look to fly from the beginning of next season.”


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