Celtic Will Have Incredible Character For Four More Years

"I said to the players before the game, throughout the season how they've represented the club - Celtic is a club where professionalism is the hallmark - they've done so with dignity, pride and style".

"Brendan's an outstanding manager and we believe he is one of the top coaches in European football and, indeed, world football".

Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he is "very grateful" to have been given the chance to manage Celtic after agreeing to extend his contract by a further three years.

He has yet to taste defeat in domestic competition, with their unbeaten run now at 37 games, and has led the club to League Cup glory and the title with eight games to spare.

"It just felt right", said Rodgers.

Rodgers added: "I couldn't be happier".

"A few years ago I might have been in a rush".

After nearly 12 months in charge, the title and League Cup have been secured, Celtic remain favourites for the Scottish Cup and with just seven game to go, they could finish the season unbeaten. But you learn through experience that you have to cherish what you have. "I'm in the best place I could possibly be", Rodgers told a press conference on Friday.

"There's a lot more to achieve and it's a really exciting period for the club".

"I looked at Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher and there was just a difference in them when they were playing for Liverpool".

He said: "We want to win the league and as long as I am here that will always be the aim".

The Northern Irishman, whose deal will run until 2021, is chasing a potential domestic treble with Celtic facing Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-final later this month.

Rodgers also took Celtic into the Champions League group stages in his first season following a two-year absence.

  • Julie Sanders