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Thursday 24 October 2019

Rodgers so happy to be in 'Paradise'

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers. Photo: Getty Images
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers. Photo: Getty Images Newsdesk Newsdesk

Brendan Rodgers insists he could not be happier as he closes in on his second Scottish Premiership triumph with Celtic.

The Hoops will clinch a seventh consecutive title if they beat Hibernian at Easter Road tomorrow and so claim the second leg of the domestic treble, with the Scottish Cup final against Motherwell to follow.

The Northern Irishman is hungry to achieve more success at Celtic, which will be music to the ears of the Parkhead faithful.

"There is still a lot of work for me to do, to achieve, on the pitch and off the pitch," the Celtic boss said.

"But you can only do that if you are happy and for me I couldn't be happier at this club. The support I get from the board, it is all very aligned, very clear and that allows me to work in confidence.

"And that gives the stability to the team and for the staff and everyone, we can all move forward.

"I am looking to the next step and already we are thinking how we can improve for next season."

"I couldn't have wished for it to have gone any better," he said of his time in Glasgow. "You always hope you come into a club and make an impact.

"What is important for us that we could start quickly but that is all down to the players and their ability to learn and take on board and they have been absolutely fantastic.

"I talk to them about this ferocious intent to keep developing and I see that every day so they can then take it on to the field. It has been a joy to see that and we want to continue with that."

Hibs boss Neil Lennon won the first three of Celtic's six successive league titles to date when he was in charge of the Parkhead club.

The former Hoops skipper can postpone Celtic celebrations tomorrow as he looks to take his side above Rangers and Aberdeen into second place.

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