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Martin O’Neill: The one thing Brendan Rodgers needs to overcome at Celtic

The Brendan Rodgers return to Celtic really has stolen all the headlines over the last ten days or so.

Just think, two weeks ago, the Celtic fans were celebrating a world record eighth domestic treble.

And now? We could be potentially celebrating the return of a figure that was despised by the majority of the Celtic supporters just over three years ago.

We don’t need the backstory. We all know it. And legendary former Celtic manager, Martin O’Neill has told Rodgers that he needs to fix that.

In fact, he believes he will by doing something simple.

O’Neill said [The Sun], “Well, why not?

“When Brendan left the football club some fans weren’t happy, so he has to overcome that.

“I think he knows that himself. 

“But like anything else, you start winning football matches, that’s forgotten. The sooner you win the games, the better.

“He’s coming into a really winning side, he was successful himself as the manager.

“At the end of it all, there’ll be the occasional feeling he left under more difficult circumstances, but I think if you win the football matches, you’re forgiven.”

Rodgers has already intimated privately that he wishes to mend the broken bond between him and the Celtic support.

And the only way he can do that is by defending the treble, picking up from his H*nskelping days and making us a force again in Europe.

Over to you Brendan.