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“It is nothing that Brendan Rodgers will fear” – Viaplay Sports man tips Celtic manager to calm dressing room after Ange exit

Brendan Rodgers‘ second coming has really captured the imagination of the Celtic fans and the football punditry world.

The Northern Irishman returned to Celtic this week after a four year absence and it’s fair to say it has caused a stir.

But could the departure of  Ange Postecoglou, have caused some players to think about their own futures? Could Rodgers help allay their fears about a new manager coming in?

Allan Hutton seems to think so.

Speaking to Football Insider, Hutton said, “I think they will respond well.

“Everybody respects the manager, it does not matter who it is.

“He has got a real good CV, he knows the club, has been down in England, managed big players, big egos as well. It is nothing that Brendan Rodgers will fear.

“Players looking up to him will know that he is a high calibre manager so all the players will want to impress him as well.”

The loss of Postecoglou will definitely be offset with the acquisition of Rodgers.

There is no doubt the Northern Irishman will have the reputation to make players want to play for him. 

If Celtic didn’t get someone of the calibre of Rodgers, then I might have been worried that some may want to leave.

But now? I’m confident the Celtic players will all want to see what they can achieve under a proper, elite coach.

“He is similar to Kaoru Mitoma” – Former Celt tips star midfielder for EPL move

Celtic midfielder, Reo Hatate has just enjoyed a ten day spell on international duty with Japan.

The tenacious midfielder played a huge part in Japan’s wins against El Salvador and Peru and has cemented his place in Hajime Moriyasu’s plans for sure.

However, because of his solid performances, Hatate is being tipped for a move to the English Premier League.

But former Celtic striker, Frank McAvennie is hopeful that the club can keep him for another season.

“If you are a good player you are going to get poached by the Premier League,” he told Football Insider.

“I think Hatate would be an excellent player down there, he is similar to [Kaoru] Mitoma at Brighton.

“I just hope we get another year out of Hatate. He is a great player but he is not the finished article yet.

“If he waits another year he will do down there a better player and be able to hold his own.

“It is a hard place to go and play football. I think if we get another year out of Hatate I will be delighted.”

The Japanese midfielder still has three years left to run on his contract so if anyone wants him, they will need to offer silly money.

Before the departure of Ange Postecoglou, Hatate had already stated that he is happy at Celtic. 

But the landscape may have changed since then. With the Celtic players away on holiday after international duty had ended, the fans will be hoping that we can get through the summer without losing any of our top players.

Rangers chances of catching Celtic dealt a blow as top transfer target says ‘No’

As Celtic plan for the summer under Brendan Rodgers, Rangers are planning to play catch up with their summer rebuild.

The Ibrox club have been linked with various players being  added to their squad 

But one of them won’t be Cyriel Dessers, according to reports in Italy. The forward from Belgium has been widely regarded as the player Beale wants to assist replace departing players like Alfredo Morelos. But according to reports from Italy, things appear to have hit a roadblock.  

According to Calcio Mercato via the Daily Record, the Cremonese forward has rejected Rangers. In light of the rising attention, it is said that the 28-year-old “would prefer to stay in Italy.” This month, it was reported that Torino might be involved in trying to buy Dessers.

But wherever he ends up, it’s not with the Rangers. It’s a setback for Beale and his aspirations of strengthening the forward areas.

With Morelos now officially left the club, Beale is left Antonio Conakry, who he clearly doesn’t fancy, and Kemar Rooney who has spent more time on the treatment table than on the pitch.

Aw well, Beale needs to move onto his plan B and find another freebie to help build his challenge to Celtic.

 “We can all guess” – Celtic pundit makes Scott Brown manager prediction

The Brendan Rodgers appointment at Celtic has caused a multitude of headlines over the last 36 hours.

Who would have guessed three weeks ago that we would be sitting here tonight talking about him as the new Celtic manager in place of Ange Postecoglou.

But what the Rodgers appointment also did was spark rumours that legendary former Celtic captain, Scott Brown could have been set to return as Rodgers’ No 2.

It was obviously just paper talk. In no way could I see Brown giving up being his own man to work under Rodgers.

But could he one day become the main man at Paradise? Former Celtic striker, Frank McAvennie believes so.

Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie said, “I would think so.

“Either way he will do what is good for Scott, that is one thing I know about him.

“We can all guess but Scott will do what he wants and he will do it for him.

“He likes Brendan so if he were to come back as his number two I think that would be a stepping stone. Then in three years or so he would go and step into his shoes.

“He has got that aspiration to be a manager. I think Scott wants it and if he came back it would be as a pathway to being the manager of Celtic.“

Obviously we all know he’s not coming back as Rodgers second in command. That job belongs to John Kennedy now.

But Broony will have aspirations to become the Celtic manager one day.  And I believe he could do it. But only if he continues his upward trajectory at Fleetwood Town.

Next season will be huge for the former Celtic man. Next season Fleetwood need to improve on the 13th place finish in League One.

Because that is the only way we will see if Brown has the credentials to make it in management, never mind becoming a Celtic manager one day.