Celtic have announced that manager Brendan Rodgers has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club for a further four years, until 2021.

The 43-year-old signed a 12-month rolling contract after taking over from Ronny Delia back in May and last weekend led the Hoops to their sixth successive Scottish Premiership title.

Speaking of his delight having put pen to paper on a new deal, Rodgers said that there is plenty more he wants to achieve at Celtic Park.

“It just felt right,” the former Liverpool boss told the club’s official website.

“I couldn’t be happier. I’m in the best place I could possibly be.  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.”

Having already secured the League Cup thanks to a 3-0 victory over Aberdeen back in February, Rodgers will be looking to complete a domestic treble, with Celtic set to face arch-rivals Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-final later this month.

Chief Executive Peter Lawwell was quick to heap praise on the Northern Irishman, claiming that Rodgers is one of Europe’s finest coaches.

“Brendan has made a huge impact at Celtic already,” Lawwell said shortly after announcing the deal.

“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.”

The Hoops host Kilmarnock on Saturday as they look to make it 32 matches unbeaten in the league this season.


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