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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Scott Brown of Celtic  lifts the trophy during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Scott Brown of Celtic lifts the trophy during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers lifts the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers lifts the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Scott Brown of Celtic  lifts the trophy during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Scott Brown of Celtic lifts the trophy during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Scott Brown of Celtic  lifts the trophy during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Scott Brown of Celtic lifts the trophy during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates after the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates after the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Celtic's Kieran Tierney celebrates with the trophy after the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Celtic's Kieran Tierney celebrates with the trophy after the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers

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Celtic's Dedryck Boyata (left) and Leigh Griffiths (second right) celebrate after the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Celtic's Dedryck Boyata (left) and Leigh Griffiths (second right) celebrate after the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Jayden Stockley of Aberdeen misses an opportunity to take lead early in the second half during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Jayden Stockley of Aberdeen misses an opportunity to take lead early in the second half during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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Celtic's Patrick Roberts (left) and Aberdeen's Jonny Hayes battle for the ball during the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Celtic's Patrick Roberts (left) and Aberdeen's Jonny Hayes battle for the ball during the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Celtic fans in the stands during the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Celtic fans in the stands during the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Tom Rogic of Celtic  vies with Graeme Shinnie of Aberdeen during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Tom Rogic of Celtic vies with Graeme Shinnie of Aberdeen during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Kieran Tierney of Celtic sits on the turf with a facial injury that forced him to be substituted in the first half during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Kieran Tierney of Celtic sits on the turf with a facial injury that forced him to be substituted in the first half during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Callum McGregor of Celtic challenges Ash Taylor of Aberdeen for the ball during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Callum McGregor of Celtic challenges Ash Taylor of Aberdeen for the ball during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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Celtic's Kieran Tierney suffers a facial injury during the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Celtic's Kieran Tierney suffers a facial injury during the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Aberdeen's Johnny Hayes scores his side's first goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Aberdeen's Johnny Hayes scores his side's first goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Celtic's Stuart Armstrong celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Celtic's Stuart Armstrong celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Aberdeen players celebrate a goal from Johnny Hayes of Aberdeen early in the first half during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Aberdeen players celebrate a goal from Johnny Hayes of Aberdeen early in the first half during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Keiran Tierney of Celtic takes on Shay Logan of Aberdeen during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Keiran Tierney of Celtic takes on Shay Logan of Aberdeen during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Keiran Tierney of Celtic takes on Shay Logan of Aberdeen during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Keiran Tierney of Celtic takes on Shay Logan of Aberdeen during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Aberdeen players celebrate a goal from Johnny Hayes of Aberdeen early in the first half during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Aberdeen players celebrate a goal from Johnny Hayes of Aberdeen early in the first half during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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Celtic's Kieran Tierney receives treatment for a facial injury before being substituted during the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Celtic's Kieran Tierney receives treatment for a facial injury before being substituted during the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Aberdeen's Jonny Hayes celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PA

Aberdeen's Jonny Hayes celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PA

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Stuart Armstrong (L), of Celtic celebrates scoring a goal early in the first half with team mate Kieran Tierney during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Stuart Armstrong (L), of Celtic celebrates scoring a goal early in the first half with team mate Kieran Tierney during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Jonny Hayes of Aberdeen celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Jonny Hayes of Aberdeen celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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Celtic's Stuart Armstrong scores his side's first goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Celtic's Stuart Armstrong scores his side's first goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Jonny Hayes of Aberdeen celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Jonny Hayes of Aberdeen celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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Celtic and Aberdeen observe a minutes silence prior to the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Celtic and Aberdeen observe a minutes silence prior to the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Jonny Hayes of Aberdeen celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Jonny Hayes of Aberdeen celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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Celtic and Aberdeen observe a minutes silence prior to the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Celtic and Aberdeen observe a minutes silence prior to the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is seen during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is seen during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Graeme Shinnie of Aberdeen is seen during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Graeme Shinnie of Aberdeen is seen during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Leigh Griffiths of Celtic  is seen during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Leigh Griffiths of Celtic is seen during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Jonny Hayes of Aberdeen scores the opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Jonny Hayes of Aberdeen scores the opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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Celtic and Aberdeen observe a minutes silence prior to the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Celtic and Aberdeen observe a minutes silence prior to the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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General view of Hampden Park before the William Hill Scottish Cup final between Celtic and Aberdeen. PA

General view of Hampden Park before the William Hill Scottish Cup final between Celtic and Aberdeen. PA

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Celtic fans are searched as they enter the stadium before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PA

Celtic fans are searched as they enter the stadium before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PA

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Celtic badge pitchside before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PA

Celtic badge pitchside before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PA

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Police presence outside the ground before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Police presence outside the ground before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Aberdeen fans in fancy dress before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Aberdeen fans in fancy dress before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Aberdeen fans arrive for the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Aberdeen fans arrive for the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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General view of William Hill Scottish Cup branding pitchside before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

General view of William Hill Scottish Cup branding pitchside before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Aberdeen fans arrive for the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Aberdeen fans arrive for the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Aberdeen fans arrive for the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Aberdeen fans arrive for the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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General view of an Aberdeen fan with a kilt and toy sheep before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

General view of an Aberdeen fan with a kilt and toy sheep before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Aberdeen fan Lewis Hall, aged 9, before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Aberdeen fan Lewis Hall, aged 9, before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Police are briefed inside the stadium before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Police are briefed inside the stadium before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Police are briefed inside the stadium before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PA

Police are briefed inside the stadium before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PA

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General view of Hampden Park before the William Hill Scottish Cup final between Celtic and Aberdeen. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

General view of Hampden Park before the William Hill Scottish Cup final between Celtic and Aberdeen. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Celtic's Brendan Rogers celebrates following the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 21, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Craig Watson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Celtic's Brendan Rogers celebrates following the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 21, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Craig Watson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers with the Scottish Premiership trophy after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 21, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Craig Watson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers with the Scottish Premiership trophy after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 21, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Craig Watson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Celtic's Scott Sinclair and partner Helen Flanagan with their daughter after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 21, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Craig Watson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Celtic's Scott Sinclair and partner Helen Flanagan with their daughter after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 21, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Craig Watson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Celtic's Green Brigade let off flares during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 21, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Craig Watson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Celtic's Green Brigade let off flares during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 21, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Craig Watson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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General view of Hampden Park before the William Hill Scottish Cup final between Celtic and Aberdeen. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

General view of Hampden Park before the William Hill Scottish Cup final between Celtic and Aberdeen. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Celtic fans are searched as they enter the stadium before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Celtic fans are searched as they enter the stadium before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Celtic badge pitchside before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Celtic badge pitchside before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Police presence outside the ground before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Police presence outside the ground before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Aberdeen fans in fancy dress before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Aberdeen fans in fancy dress before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Aberdeen fans arrive for the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Aberdeen fans arrive for the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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General view of William Hill Scottish Cup branding pitchside before the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 27: Scott Brown of Celtic lifts the trophy during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The eagle-eyed in attendance at Saturday's rain-soaked Scottish Cup final would have noticed the rapid appearance of a lightning rod over Hampden at precisely the same moment Tom Rogic drove home Celtic's decisive goal.

The languid Australian's intervention was every bit as dramatic as the emblematic spike across the skyline in Glasgow's south side, for it confirmed a Treble for the Bhoys and the complete control Brendan Rodgers has over Scotland's landscape.

The Carnlough man has guided the Hoops to the Premiership, League Cup and Scottish Cup in his debut campaign, delivering most of what he set out to do when unveiled at Parkhead last May.

Rogic's late winner wore down outstanding Aberdeen, whose performance was compelling evidence on behalf of those who rail against suggestions that Celtic have not had to toil particularly hard for their clean sweep.

Rodgers now joins Martin O'Neill and Jock Stein (pictured) in that exclusive club of Celtic treble-winning managers.

"It's a huge honour to be mentioned in the same sentence as Martin O'Neill and Jock Stein", Rodgers notes. "Winning the treble is a very difficult thing to do but to have achieved it in the first season, alongside everything else that we've done, is very humbling."

The 44-year-old imbues his men with a clinical mindset, undoubtedly, but Celtic also work harder. It is simply impossible for any team to go through a domestic season unbeaten without committing itself to industrial-sized shifts.

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That kind of diligence was on the wane before Rodgers' arrival. Players, who, while still winning the title, had forgotten the art of self-improvement. Rangers' absence from the top tier probably aided a sense of complacency under the previous incumbent, the low-profile Ronny Deila. Fitness levels at Celtic Park were static, a feature Rodgers addressed straightaway, although not in time to cope with the heat and shock of losing to Lincoln Red Imps in Gibraltar in a Champions League qualifier.

"Have I noticed a difference in the Celtic players' fitness? Absolutely, yes. We have seen it in front of our very eyes. Fitness allows you to do things like pressing and keeping the ball," said Gordon Strachan, the Scotland manager and former Celtic boss who compared Rodgers in this respect to Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool and Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham.

Aberdeen gave the Hoops their biggest test all season for 75 minutes. Then Celtic's sheer resolve; angry and banging the door, took over. Like Rodgers' own management, this is a team which tends not to panic when faced with dark situations drifting. Even on that surreal night in Gibraltar last July, the new Bhoy remained clear-sighted.

The ex-Liverpool boss is now poised for a short holiday before beginning another chapter, of the kind which goes beyond taking Rangers apart.

Expectations are centred on Europe and prospects of reaching the last-16 of the Champions League. Celtic are pretty affluent in a Scottish context, not so of course when it comes to competing against the Chelseas, Bayern Munichs and Real Madrids of this world.

The continental challenge is to somehow become far more than the sum of their financial parts. Neil Lennon managed it in 2012/13 and Strachan prised Celts from the group stages twice.

Inevitably, that 7-0 shocker at Barcelona in Rodgers' first elite Euro campaign with Celtic drew criticism; however away draws against Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach were markers of quick progress.

In terms of replenishments, money is available. Nevertheless, it's unlikely many changes will be made to a settled squad.

During Rodgers' time at Liverpool, he had what he termed a CORE mantra: Commitment, Organisation, Responsibility, Excellence.

Hampden was a reward for players who absorbed these cornerstones from the day their new boss walked into Parkhead. Yet even during the euphoria, Rodgers admitted that while history was made - this is only the Hoops' fourth treble - the likelihood of another 'invincible' season is remote.

A minor detail, ahead of another anticipated season of Celtic dominance.

These are justifiably happy times for Rodgers, who lost both parents at relatively young ages a few years ago.

The man from the Antrim Glens has an indefinite home in Glasgow.

"History will judge me because I've only just begun here," he explained.

"It's been truly enjoyable and it's a privilege to manage the club. It's a real special feeling."

Rodgers' renewed sense of place is superb news for Celtic.

ABERDEEN: Lewis, Logan, Shinnie, Considine, Taylor, Reynolds, McLean, McGinn (O'Connor, 75 mins), Hayes, Stockley (Rooney, 62 mins), Jack (Wright, 90 mins). Unused subs: Alexander, Pawlett, Ross, Storey.

CELTIC: Gordon, Lustig, Simunovic, Boyata, Tierney (Rogic, 26 mins), Brown, McGregor, Armstrong, Roberts (Sviatchenko, 90 mins), Sinclair, Griffiths. Unused subs: de Vries, Bitton, Dembele, Gamboa, Forrest.

Referee: Bobby Madden

Man of the Match: Stuart Armstrong

Match rating: 7/10

Aberdeen 1

Celtic 2


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