Celtic Manager

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Name: Brendan Rodgers

Age: 50

D.O.B: 26th January 1973

Height: 5ft 7in

Place of Birth: Carnlough, Northern Ireland

Born on January 26, 1973, Brendan Rodgers is a manager of Scottish Premiership team Celtic and a former professional football player from Northern Ireland.

At Ballymena United, Rodgers started his career as a defender. He remained there until Reading recruited him when he was eighteen, but a genetic knee issue forced him to quit at the age of twenty.

He continued to train and then serve as academy director at Reading while also playing football for Newport, Witney Town, and Newbury Town for a number of years. Following a time spent exploring coaching techniques throughout Spain, he received an invitation from José Mourinho to depart from Reading and join Chelsea in 2004 as their youth manager. In 2006, he was elevated to the position of reserve manager.

He was named manager of Watford in 2008, and he stayed there until 2009, when he turned down a chance to take over as manager of his old team, Reading. Six months later, following some disappointing performances, he departed the club by mutual consent. In 2010, he resumed his managerial career at Swansea City, where he helped the team become the first Welsh side to be promoted to the Premier League and then finished 11th the following year. Before being fired in October 2015, Rodgers led Liverpool to the runners-up spot in the league during the 2013–14 season after accepting an offer to take over as manager on June 1, 2012.

After taking over as manager of Celtic in May 2016, Rodgers guided the team to an unbeaten domestic campaign in his debut season and two trebles in his first two seasons.

Rodgers moved from Celtic to Leicester City in February 2019 and left by mutual consent in April 2023. In June 2023, he went back to Celtic.