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Official: Celtic confirm Ange Postecoglou’s replacement as their next manager

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The Bhoys have confirmed that Brendan Rodgers will return to the club to replace the Tottenham-bound Ange Postecoglou for next season.

Brendan Rodgers is back as Celtic manager. The club announced on Monday that the Northern Irishman will be returning to Celtic Park, four years after he left to join English side Leicester City.

“I am really delighted to return to Celtic and I am hugely excited by this great opportunity,” Rodgers said on the club’s website.

“When I was given the privilege of being asked to join the club again, it was a very simple decision for me and my family. We have enjoyed some great times at Celtic before and this will be my goal again, to deliver good football, ensure we have a team we all love to watch and ultimately bring more success to our fans.”

During his first stint at Celtic Park, Rodgers won an incredible seven domestic trophies, including an unbeaten season and consecutive trebles.

The 50-year-old enjoyed a successful spell with Leicester. The Foxes secured two fifth-place finishes in the Premier League and an FA Cup title under him. However, he’s been out of work since he was sacked in April, with Leicester later relegated on the final day of the season. But now, he’s back where he belongs, having rejoined Celtic on a three-year contract.

The Scottish Premiership champions have been on the hunt for a new manager ever since Ange Postecoglou left to take over as the new Tottenham head coach earlier this month. But now, with Rodgers back at the helm, the fans can breathe a sigh of relief.