Brendan Rodgers' 'dream come true' as he is named the new Celtic manager
Carnlough man Brendan Rodgers has been appointed as the new manager of Celtic Football Club.
The 43-year-old former player, who started his career at Ballymena United, was announced on Friday to have secured the top job at Glasgow side Celtic.
He previously held managerial positions at Liverpool, Swansea, Reading and Watford.
Mr Rodgers said he is "absolutely delighted".
"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," he said.
"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."
Brendan Rodgers will be officially unveiled at a media conference on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Celtic Park at 4pm and he will then meet supporters at 6pm at the stadium.
Brendan Rodgers is the new Celtic manager... a good appointment... qualifying for Champions League group stages his first target...— Steven Beacom (@StevenBeacom5) May 20, 2016
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