Callum McGregor worthy of Scotland recognition, says Celtic boss Rodgers
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 09, 2017,
Apr 09, 2017, 20:45
Following Aberdeen's 7-0 thrashing of Dundee on Friday, Celtic needed three points against Hearts to clinch their 48th top flight title.
Brendan Rodgers admits he will look to return to Premier League management one day - but insists he has no immediate plans to leave Celtic.
That looks probable as much as possible and, as the 50th anniversary of the Lisbon Lions approaches, a season undefeated would mark Rodgers and his team in Celtic history.
A Scott Sinclair hat-trick plus a goal apiece for Stuart Armstrong and Patrick Roberts meant the party could start in Edinburgh.
"I am fortunate here, I have got a real fantastic group of players". Yet it was no surprise to anyone who has watched Rodgers' team in domestic assignments that this didn't last.
IAN WRIGHT has said Celtic have a "glass ceiling" as to what they can do.
It was fitting that Rodgers' side ultimately proved as rampant on the day of their crowning as they have been throughout a domestic campaign that, in effect, has been one long coronation.
"And I think Brendan has proved a point to say I've won my first title, I've won my first trophy personally as a manager, and I can rebuild any team you put me in front of, and I believe that's the case".
"There's not a place now in this world where I'd be happier in my football life and personal life".
Celtic still have plenty to play for with a shot at the treble looming, beginning with a Scottish Cup semi-final against the Rangers coming up later this month.
Tynecastle provided the stage for Sinclair's debut - the player had been signed just less than 48 hours beforehand - but the Englishman started as he went on when he came off the bench to net the victor.
His first league game was at the same venue last August, when Celtic won 2-1 courtesy of a late goal by Sinclair after he had come off the bench to make his debut.
Celtic is still three titles from matching the club's record run of success from 1966 to 1974.
You've got to play and you've got to be aggressive.
Sinclair sealed the win from the penalty spot in the 84th minute.
"I've grown up with the club - and to be responsible to give the supporters that joy is really humbling for me", Rodgers told Celtic's official website.