Global star backs Rodgers to succeed at Celtic

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has backed Brendan Rodgers to be successful if he is appointed manager of Celtic.

The Uruguayan worked with the Rodgers for two years at Liverpool, and was a key man as the Reds came close to winning the title in 2013/14 season, and the 29 year old believes his former boss was critical to his success in England:

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“He is one of the best coaches in Europe and I am not surprised he is looking to get back in to the game because it is a game he loves. I am glad he has taken his time since leaving Liverpool.” he is quoted by the Daily Record.

“He should only be looking at the top jobs, with the top clubs, who will be playing Champions League football.”

“If it was not for Brendan, then I know I would not be the same player that you see at Barcelona today.”

A ringing endorsement from Europe’s most prolific goalscorer this season will certainly not do Rodgers any harm as he closes in on the Celtic job.

He has been heavily backed at the bookies to replace Ronny Deila at Celtic Park and is now odds-on favourite for the role.

Majority shareholder Dermot Desmond has said to the BBC in a recent interview that he expects negotiations with the preferred candidate to take place over next “few days” so it shouldn’t be long before an announcement is made regarding the next manager of the club.