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Celtic have appointed Brendan Rodgers as their new manager.
The ex-Liverpool and Swansea boss has signed a one-year deal with the Scottish club after departing Anfield in October. The 43 year old said he was itching to get back into action.
"I will give 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.
Rodgers was reportedly one of six candidates to take over from Ronny Deila and is taking over the league champions of 2015/16. As he himself mentioned, the bigger challenge will be competing in the UEFA Champions League and making it to the group stages of that competition.
The appointment of Rodgers could also attract some higher level players to the club, with Kolo Toure and Adam Bogdan being just two of his ex-players currently linked with a move to the club.
Both Celtic fans and Rodgers alike will hope he can hit the ground running and continue the title-winning form that Deila left. A trip into the latter stage of the Champions League wouldn't be beyond the young manager, and you can imagine that if he promises exciting football, he will deliver.