Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic records have been quite incredible since he walked in the door.
The club’s first ever invincible season was a standout. The 69-game unbeaten run was also incredible. A double treble thrown into the mix also. Yet, in the Betfred Cup final in December, he’s going to have the chance to add to those incredible accolades once more.
Jock Stein was the man to last lift three consecutive League Cups with Celtic. Between 1966 and 1970, Celtic set a record of five consecutive League Cups in total. It was the most times the club had ever won the competition back-to-back, and was just another record that big Jock created.
Now, however, Rodgers can win his third consecutive Betfred Cup with Celtic in December. Celtic, incredibly, haven’t won three-in-a-row since that incredible run by Stein. Therefore, the Hoops are set to match a record that hasn’t been done at the club for nearly 50 years.
Celtic will face Aberdeen in the final of the competition after disposing of Hearts in the semi-final. The Dons also reached the finale by knocking out Rangers in a 1-0 success at Hampden.
Celtic are also closing in on their seventh consecutive trophy under Rodgers. The Hoops boss has yet to lose a single domestic title since arriving at Parkhead. It’s an incredible stat, and many believe this will be the start of a famous treble-treble.
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Of course, Aberdeen will be looking to write some wrongs of their own. Derek McInnes has now reached three finals since winning the League Cup back in 2014 at Celtic Park. He has yet to win a Hampden final as Dons manager, and he’s up against it once more in December.
It’s looking like an unenviable task for McInnes with Celtic on a roll. After a mini-crisis at the start of the season, it finally looks as though Rodgers’ men are back on track.
A victory in the cup final in December, and there’ll be no denying that they are.