Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers signs new four-year deal after securing Scottish title

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Brendan Rodgers admits he's a bit speechless after signing a new four-year contract at Celtic, just a week after winning the Scottish Premiership

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has signed a new four-year deal after guiding the club to the Scottish Premiership title with eight games to spare.

Rodgers is now tied to the club until the summer of 2021 after a successful first season at Celtic Park which could well end up with a domestic treble.

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Celtic had beaten Aberdeen 3-0 in the League Cup final back in November to secure the first trophy of the Rodgers era and a landmark 100th for the club.

Their form in Scotland has been just about blemish-free and they head into the final seven games of the season unbeaten, having won an incredible 28 of 31 games.

A picture to gladden the hearts of Celtic supporters as Brendan Rodgers signs his new deal alongside chief executive Peter Lawwell
Image: A picture to gladden the hearts of Celtic supporters as Brendan Rodgers signs his new deal alongside chief executive Peter Lawwell

They secured their sixth successive Premiership title on Sunday with a 5-0 demolition of Hearts at Tynecastle.

Rodgers said: "It just felt right. I couldn't be happier. I'm in the best place I could possibly be.

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers  celebrates after victory at Hearts
Image: Brendan Rodgers has had plenty to celebrate in his first season as Celtic manager

"I'm eternally thankful to the board for showing trust in me last summer and now I'm very grateful for the commitment of the board.

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"It was very easy. Professionally and personally I'm in a good place. A few years ago I might have been in a rush. But I have learnt to cherish what you have. It's the beginning of the journey, but there's a lot more to achieve."

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Celtic are also in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup and will face fierce rivals Rangers at Hampden Park on April 23 for a place in the final.

Chief executive Peter Lawwell told the club's official website: "Brendan has made a huge impact at Celtic already.

"He's an outstanding manager and we believe he is one of the best coaches in Europe, if not world football, and we're delighted that he has committed his future to Celtic."

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