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It Turns Out Brendan Rodgers Might Not Have Been Celtic's First Choice To Replace Ronny Deila

It Turns Out Brendan Rodgers Might Not Have Been Celtic's First Choice To Replace Ronny Deila
By PJ Browne

In mid-April, Ronny Deila announced that he would be stepping down as Celtic manager after two seasons in charge at Parkhead.

A month later, Brendan Rodgers was installed as his successor. It looked like a real coup for Celtic to have landed the former Liverpool and Swansea manager.

Rodgers may not have been Celtic's first choice as manager though.

Speaking at his first press conference as Sunderland boss, David Moyes admitted that he held talks with Celtic.

I met Celtic and I know the people very well.

They spoke to me several times before but I had other clubs this summer who met me at the same time.

I’ve had opportunities to go abroad but I wanted to come back to the Premier League.

The League has an exciting group of managers and I wanted to compete against them. But it is the potential of Sunderland that, to my mind, hasn’t reached the heights.

[The Scottish Sun]

Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

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