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.”