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 “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.

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.

After Maresca, another Brendan Rodgers back up plan bites the dust as Celtic fans wait for announcement

The wait to hear about Brendan Rodgers joining Celtic continues. Many Celtic fans expected some sort of news today, but as yet, nothing.

Whilst many reports still claim that Celtic are speaking to other candidates, one more has bitten the dust.

After Enzo Maresca looks like he will be shortly announced as the new Leicester City manager, Celtic-linked Kieran McKenna is also now out of the running.

Now that McKenna has signed on woth Ipswich Town, Celtic’s shortlist of back up plans grows ever shorter shod Rodgers decide a second stint in Glasgow is not for him.

The only real viable candidate now is Kjetil Knutsen but the Norwegian has been consistent in his message that he is still happy at Bodo/Glimt.

It will be Rodgers. The deal is done but if for any reason the deal goes south, it could be difficult for Celtic to get another man in at such short notice.

Stephen McGowan: Confirmation of Brendan Rodgers delayed until key backroom situation is resolved

Celtic’s deal to bring Brendan Rodgers to the club is all but sealed. The Irishman is set to return to Parkhead for a second spell after terms were agreed this week.

Rodgers has already started to get his backroom team together with Jack Lyons and Glen Driscoll expected to return to Paradise with the 50-year-old.

But according to a report in The Daily Mail, the club are holding off from announcing the return of Rodgers until the have resolved the future of John Kennedy.

The current Assistant Manager is said to be keen to join Ange Postecoglou at Spurs, but Rodgers has told him he wants him to stay at Celtic to help him implement his plan to make the club a European force again.

Celtic have blocked Kennedy’s move to Spurs due to a contractual agreement that bans Postecoglou from poaching him and talks have already begun with Kennedy to sort out his future.

Hopefully, the matter will be resolved sooner rather than later so that Rodgers can started on preparing Celtic for next season.