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Martin O’Neil Backs Brendan Rodgers To Take Celtic To The Next Level In Europe

The Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has backed Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers to improve the club’s performances in Europe in the coming years. The Hoops are on the cusp of a seventh consecutive Scottish Premiership title, but they have not been able to replicate a similar showing in the European games.

Brendan Rodgers Praises Odsonne Edouard After Recent Impact

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has praised the progress of on-loan striker Odsonne Edouard, whilst categorically denying the Hoops can sign him for just £7m during the summer. The 20-year-old made a slow start to his proceedings after his season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain, but he has of late risen to the occasion.

Brendan Rodgers could quit Celtic after Zenit defeat - Charlie Nicholas

Former Celtic fooballer-turned-pundit Charlie Nicholas feels Brendan Rodgers may consider his position with the Hoops following their Europa League round of 32 exit at the hands of Zenit St Petersburg. The Scottish champions had a 1-0 lead going into the away leg of their European tie, but they were outclassed by Roberto Mancini's side, who were clinical in front of goal.

Brendan Rodgers react to transfer speculation surrounding three Celtic players

Celtic head coach Brendan Rodgers has stressed that he is not worried about the impending speculation linking his players with moves to the Premier League. Moussa Dembele has mostly captured the attention of the English top-flight over the past year, but according to The Mail, the likes of Stuart Armstrong, Leigh Griffiths and Jozo Simunovic are also on the wanted list.

Armstrong is presently a target for Southampton, whilst Griffiths and Simumovic are attracting interest from Swansea City and Crystal Palace respectively, now that the transfer window has reopened. Rodgers has previously admitted that the club would entertain the right offers for their players, but he is fairly relaxed over the current gossip.

Former Celtic Star Shares Tips to Make Bitton Even Better

Virgil van Dijk has revealed that he is giving a lot of tips to Nir Bitton in order to help him become a top defender. The Southampton defender has revealed in a new interview that he has been in conversation with the Celtic ace about playing tips. Netherlands make the trip to the Scottish land in order to take on Scotland in a friendly game. Both teams have a lot to experiment ahead of this game, as they have missed out on qualification to the World Cup 2018 in Russia. It is a major disappointment for Scotland, but the national team continues to benefit from the presence of top players.

This match will see the return of van Dijk to Scotland. He is expected to start for the Dutch team in this game. He spent two years at Celtic back in 2013 before making the switch to Southampton. This was a valuable experience for the 26-year-old, who is now regarded as one of the top defenders in European football. His departure may have caused a lot of vacant gaps at the back four Celtic, but van Dijk feels that the top Scottish outfit have what it takes to be able to replace him. He regards Bitton as his future replacement.

Honduras defender confirms he turned down contract offer from Celtic

Honduran defender Emilio Izaguirre has revealed that he declined a contract offer at Celtic in order to pursue a fresh challenge elsewhere. The left-back joined Saudi Arabian side Al-Feiha in the summer after he fell behind the emerging Kieran Tierney at Park Head.

Speaking to AFC.com, Izaguirre said that he wanted more minutes under his belt and this urged him to join a new club after spending eight-long years with the Scottish champions. Despite his exit, the 31-year-old stressed that he will always have fond memories of his time in Glasgow.

Brendan Rodgers pleased with 2-2 draw against Hibernian

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is pleased with the 2-2 draw against Hibernian on Saturday which preserved the Hoops unbeaten run to the Scottish Premiership.


As a result, the Glasgow giants are unbeaten in 47 league games while their domestic record stretches to 58 outings.

Brendan Rodgers' side faced their fourth game in just the space of 11 days, but they managed to come back to secure the draw having been 2-1 down versus Hibernian at one stage. While their 3-0 triumph over Anderlecht could be regarded as the standout performance of the campaign, Rodgers revealed his delight at grabbing a draw in the weekend clash

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Brendan Rodger reveals how Celtic missed out on permanent Patrick Roberts deal

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed that real reason why the Hoops could not pursue Patrick Roberts on a permanent contract.


The England Under-20 international rejoined the Scottish champions on loan from Manchester City for the 2017/18 season.

Roberts, 20, made a huge impact during his stay in Glasgow as he contributed 11 goals in 47 games for Rodgers' side who went on to celebrate a domestic treble. The youngster was part of the Manchester City squad during their pre-season of the United States but fell out of the reckoning after the new season kicked off.

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Brendan Rodgers wants to keep Moussa Dembele at Celtic

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted that the club have no desire to sell French striker Moussa Dembele despite the ongoing link with Marseille.


The Ligue 1 were said to have entered talks to sign the former Fulham man but Rodgers admits that there has been no such contact with Les Phoceens.

Dembele joined the Hoops from Fulham for a mere compensation fee of £500,000 last summer, and he has since established himself as one of the hottest properties in European football. While one can argue that the Scottish league is of a lower standard, Dembele still managed to rack 32 goals across all competitions for the Glasgow club, who celebrated a domestic treble last term.

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Brendan Rodgers considers Scott Brown as an all-time great

Scott Brown is a 32 year old midfielder who has been performing with Celtic FC since August of 2007 and has turned into one of the most influential figures of the Scottish club.


His impact in Celtic Park has certain been felt by everyone in the club as Scott Brown was given the captaincy armband on February of 2010 and this was mainly due to his contributions towards Celtic FC.
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