Some Celtic fans call for Marco Rose to replace Rodgers

By Connor Gordon

February 26, 2019

Some Celtic fans on social media are clamouring for Marco Rose to be Brendan Rodgers’ replacement.

The Red Bull Salzburg boss isn’t unfamiliar to the Hoops having done the double on us in the Europa League.

The German was taken in by the Parkhead atmosphere and left covered in merchandise.

Peter Lawwell and co should be trying everything in their arsenal to get him in.

Similarities to departing Brendan Rodgers

The comparison to the outgoing manager couldn’t be any clearer and the best selection for some fans.

Marco Rose getting to know the Celtic public. (Photo by Mark Runnacles – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

The Salzburg gaffer is a young aspiring manager, like Rodgers was when he came to Parkhead.

He is 42-year-old and has the tactics and player know how required to be a top European manager.

However, his downside is his predictably low knowledge on Scottish football but he’ll know all about Celtic.

The former opponent will have done his homework and far and wide defeated the Hoops last year.

Neil Lennon will be Celtic interim boss. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

However, interim boss Neil Lennon will try and have something to say about another manager taking his potential job.

Celtic fans react to Marco Rose

The Hoops faithful have taken to Twitter to discuss the possibility of the club getting Rose.

German can work under Celtic stipulations

Playing in a similar sized league to Scotland shows that Rose knows what he’ll be working with.

He isn’t working under a world class budget with Salzburg and one will suspect the Hoops having more money in the bank, posting £38 million a couple of weeks ago.

Peter Lawwell and Dermot Desmond are Celtic decision makers. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Rose also has a record of developing players who are playing in bigger teams in tougher leagues.

He is a former manager for Salzburg’s youth from under-16, a similar path Rodgers had with Chelsea.

He has a strong win percentage which is the standard of a Celtic manager who will need to continue the club’s dominance in Scotland.

If Rose is the choice, it will be the progressive choice by the board and will have the full backing of the support.