Brendan Rodgers is the new Celtic manager

The club announced the appointment of the former Liverpool manager today via social media

Brendan Rodgers is the new manager of Celtic football club, the Scottish champions announced today.

The former Liverpool boss takes over for the outgoing Ronny Deila from next season onwards after agreeing a 12-month rolling contract.

"I am absolutely delighted to be named Celtic manager," he told the club's official website.

"This is genuinely a huge honour for me. I have followed Celtic all my life and to be given this fantastic opportunity and to be part of such a truly great football club is a dream come true.

"I will give my new role everything I have and do all I can to bring our supporters exciting, entertaining and winning football.

"The club has been in magnificent shape in recent years and has collected silverware regularly during this time. My objective now, of course, is to continue this work, to keep us at the top and again make our mark in Europe.

"I know what a magnificent support Celtic enjoys and I can promise our fans one thing - that I will be doing everything I can to give you a team that you can be proud of and a team that delivers.

"I can't wait to be in Paradise with our team and our fans as we all get to work."

Rodgers will be tasked with guiding Celtic through the qualifying stages for the Champions League and will get his first taste of an Old Firm derby with the return of Rangers to the Scottish top flight from next season.