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Brendan Rodgers eyes Steven Gerrard for shock player-coach role at Celtic - report

Published 22/05/2016 | 10:31

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 14: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Steven Gerrard talks with Brendan Rodgers manager of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on May 14, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 14: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Steven Gerrard talks with Brendan Rodgers manager of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on May 14, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Brendan Rodgers' return to football management was confirmed last week with the news that the Northern Irishman is to take up a 12 month rolling contract with Scottish champions Celtic.

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The former Liverpool manager opted to bide his time after leaving Anfield last October, reportedly turning down a return to Swansea during the season before finally settling on the Celtic Park club.

However, Rodgers' signature didn't come cheap for Celtic owner Dermot Desmond according to one report.

The Sun are reporting that the manager, who came agonisingly close to ending Liverpool's title drought will earn £2.25m this season, which is five times the salary of predecessor Ronny Deila.

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However, a more interesting aspect of the article is Rodgers' reported plans for his coaching staff.

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has made no secret of his desire to return to English football and take up a coaching position with the Reds but his former boss is apparently hoping to add Stevie G to his coaching ticket at Celtic.

The paper is reporting that Rodgers wants Gerrard in a player/coach role, which along with the return of Rangers and their possible signing of Joey Barton, would make the SPL even more exciting next season.

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