Freedman: Celtic have brought in someone sought after all over the world’

Former Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman believes that new Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers will excel in his new job with the Scottish champions.

The Ex-Scotland international striker says that Rodgers and Celtic are a perfect match with the high profile manager matching the stature of the Glasgow side. He told the Scottish Sun:

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“Brendan’s a big fish. He was sought after all over the world. I saw him in Dubai a month ago and had a long chat with him… He felt at the time he was ready to come back this summer. And there’s no doubt when you meet the board of Celtic you realise pretty quickly you’re dealing with a club that’s as big as anything.”

Freedman thinks that the Northern Irish manager has a fantastic opportunity to add trophies to a managerial career that has so far seen him lift the English Championship play-off final trophy, which he won with Swansea back in 2011.

“Brendan has a fantastic chance to win trophies, which is always good for your CV. The view is that he deserves a big job and it’s good to see him back in.”

Rodgers will need to hit the ground running with his new club as he has just over a month to put together and prepare a side for the qualifying rounds of the Champions League; a competition Celtic have failed to qualify for in the last two seasons under previous manager Ronny Deila.