Celtic legend Pat Bonner can see prospective new manager Brendan Rodgers succeeding at the Scottish club, but only if the owners invest in the squad to provide the Northern Irishman with the players he needs to implement his style of play.
Bonner witnessed Rodgers’s development as a coach first hand when his son was playing in the Under 12s at Reading, and he told the Daily Mail, that the right conditions will need to be in place for the 43 year old to succeed at Celtic Park:
“I want to see if he has learned from his experience at Liverpool and if he can come up here and fit into the Scottish game. It could be that coming to Celtic is fated, but if Brendan is coming here, the conditions have to be right. He can’t just come here because he is out of a job.”
‘He has to come here and make a big statement and that means money, bringing in his own players and playing the way he wants to play.”
Rodgers looks to be the front runner for the job with the Daily Record even suggesting he will become the highest paid manager in the club’s history.
It is expected the Bhoys will approach their preferred candidate and start negotiations in the next few days.
Neil Lennon, Paul Lambert, Roy Keane, Malky Mackay and David Moyes are also believed to be in the running for the job.