It has been said before but we’ll say it again – We’re very, very lucky to have Brendan Rodgers at Celtic.
In Brendan Rodgers, Celtic have a man in charge that knows what it’s all about. Supporting the club as a bhoy, the Celtic manager understands what’s expected because he once was that expectant fan.
The Irishman brings his Celtic passion to the job but he also brings everything he has done and learned in life and in his managerial career.
When anyone speaks to the Celtic gaffer on a human level, his insight, intellect, pragmatism and genuine aura shine through.
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday about his life and what lead him to Celtic – the manager’s enthusiasm and belief in himself and the club is second to none.
‘Celtic is one of the great clubs of the world. There’s a pressure here that’s different. You have to win every game. There’s not a club in England that has that. You can go to Old Trafford as Liverpool manager and get a draw and it’s not a bad result.
‘At Celtic, there’s an expectancy to win home and away. I’ve been 10 years as a manager now and I’ve done a lot of learning. The biggest thing you can have as a football manager is happiness and energy. Sometimes, if you are doing OK, people tend to want to move you. It’s the way it is.’
‘But I’m in a position where I’m in my dream job. As a guy from Northern Ireland who supported Celtic and worked in football, I’m living my dream here.’