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Leicester City To Hire Brendan Rodgers As Manager

Feb 26, 2019 8:40 AM

Leicester City will name Brendan Rodgers as manager within the next day.

Rodgers was convinced of immediately quitting as manager of Celtic.

Leicester had identified Rodgers as their No 1 target to replace Claude Puel several months ago.

Rodgers previously managed in the Premier League with Liverpool and Swansea City.

Rodgers will earn approximately £5 million per year.

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Leicester City Fires Claude Puel, Hope To Hire Brendan Rodgers

Feb 24, 2019 9:02 AM

Leicester City have fired Claude Puel as manager and will seek a deal with Brendan Rodgers as his successor.

Rodgers is currently manager of Celtic.

Leicester could also consider Rafael Benítez, whose contract at Newcastle expires in June.

Leicester has been planning to pursue Rodgers for months.

“The club would like to thank Claude for his efforts in leading the team during his 16 months in the role and wish him well in his future career,” Leicester said. “Assistant manager Jacky Bonnevay also departs with the club’s best wishes.

“First-team coaches Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler, supported by the club’s established backroom staff, will assume responsibility for the senior squad while the club begins the process of appointing a new manager.”

Paul Doyle/The Guardian

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Celtic Sign Andrew Gutman From Indiana University

Jan 10, 2019 2:22 PM

Celtic have signed Indiana University defender Andrew Gutman.

Gutman won the 2018 MAC Hermann Award. He turned down a homegrown contract with the Chicago Fire to join Brendan Rodgers' side.

Gutman scored 11 goals last season at Indiana. He joins Timothy Weah as the second American to move to Celtic in this transfer window. 

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Timothy Weah Joins Celtic On Loan

Jan 7, 2019 7:05 PM

Timothy Weah has joined Celtic on loan from PSG for the rest of this season.

“He has really good qualities technically, and tactically is always improving his game. Physically he’s very good, very fast and is a strong player. He’ll add competition to the squad," said Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers of the 18-year-old striker. 

Weah's move caps a busy window for Celtic, who also added Oliver Burke on loan from West Brom. 

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Celtic Add Oliver Burke On Loan; Rumored For Timothy Weah

Jan 6, 2019 3:52 PM

Celtic have added signed Oliver Burke on loan from West Brom for the rest of this season.

The 21-year-old winger is the most expensive Scottish signing after West Brom bought him for just under $20 million from RB Leipzig. 

Celtic are also rumored to add 18-year-old American striker Timothy Weah on-loan from PSG. 

BBC Sport

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Timothy Weah Will Leave PSG On Six-Month Loan

Dec 26, 2018 10:33 AM

Timothy Weah will leave Paris Saint-Germain to spend the next six months on loan.

Weah is an 18-year-old striker from the United States.

Celtic has been linked to Weah.

"I just want to take the time to talk to everyone about the decision my family and I made about going on loan this winter," Weah wrote in French on Instagram. "First of all, I want to thank the fans for their constant support, as well as the coaching staff and my teammates for making me feel part of the family.

"These few months were great even though I did not play much, I was always grateful for the opportunities I had at the beginning of the season because it opened many doors for me this winter.

"I love you and I know you will go to the end and you will take the cup this year, God is with you all. I will miss the fans as well as the energy you bring to each game. I love you and God bless you. I hope that after these six months, I will be ready to return to the Parc des Princes and give everything to make you proud to be Parisian."

Weah was born in New York and moved to France four years ago. Weah is the son of George Weah, who won the Ballon d'Or in 1995.

ESPN

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Celtic Sign 15-Year-Old Karamoko Dembele

Dec 24, 2018 11:10 PM

Celtic have signed 15-year-old Karamoko Dembele to a professional contract through 2021.

Dembele originally came to the club in 2013 and made his U-20 debut in 2016 at the age of 13-years-old.

Dembele has played for England and Scotland at the youth level, but is also eligible to represent Ivory Coast. 

“My goal is to play for the first team. As soon as I can, I’m going to try to get into the first team, 100%. In the reserves, every training session, every game – it’s all to prove myself to the manager that I can play in the first team.”

The Guardian

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Spurs Move Ahead Of United, Arsenal In Pursuit Of Kieran Tierney

Nov 1, 2017 3:29 PM

Tottenham Hotspur have moved ahead of Manchester United and Arsenal in the battle to sign Celtic defender Kieran Tierney.

Tierney is one of the most highly coveted players in Scottish soccer at the age of 20.

Tierney has insisted that he is in no rush to leave Celtic Park where he has emerged under Brendan Rodgers.

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Moussa Dembele Receiving Interest From United, Arsenal, Atleti

Nov 25, 2016 12:32 PM

Manchester United, Arsenal, Southampton and Atletico Madrid watched Celtic forward Moussa Dembele during Wednesday's Champions League match against Barcelona.

Dembele has been a revelation for Celtic this season, scoring 16 goals in 26 games in all competitions.

United and Arsenal have been long-term admirers of Dembele and have watched him on several occasions this season.

Celtic are desperate to retain Dembele and are unlikely to consider a sale during the January window.

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Brendan Rodgers Agrees To Become Manager Of Celtic

May 20, 2016 8:07 PM

Brendan Rodgers has been hired by Celtic as their manager, replacing Ronny Deila.

Dermot Desmond, Celtic’s main shareholder, met the candidates – also including Neil Lennon and David Moyes – in London at the start of this week.

Rodgers was fired by Liverpool in October.

“I am absolutely delighted to be named Celtic manager,” Rodgers said.

“This is genuinely a huge honor 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.

“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.”


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Southampton To Sign Fraser Forster From Celtic For £10M
Southampton are close to a £10 million deal with Celtic for goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

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Celtic Reinstated To UCL After Legia Fields Ineligible Player
Legia won the third qualifying-round tie 6-1 on aggregate but brought on Bartosz Bereszynski for the last four minutes of their 2-0 second-leg victory at Murrayfield.

The Guardian

Neil Lennon Steps Down As Manager At Celtic
Neil Lennon had grown disillusioned with the lack of challenge offered by Scottish football.

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