Celtic should use reported £9 million Brendan Rodgers fee for Rose

By Connor Gordon

March 14, 2019

The Telegraph report that Celtic received £9 million from Leicester City for Brendan Rodgers.

The former Hoops boss left a few weeks ago to manage the former English champions.

Not only that, he took the vast majority of his staff with him, leaving three men who wanted to stay.

However, there may be an upside to this as Celtic can now reinvest in another top coaching team.

Celtic must fund Marco Rose and staff

The acquisition of Rodgers has set a precedent among some Celtic fans who want the next manager to be as smart and successful as the previous one.

Hoops fans will want a manager as good as Brendan Rodgers. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City via Getty Images)

The Hoops know all about Marco Rose, having been slaughtered over two games by his Salzburg team.

The attractive football, as well as the low prices he paid for top talents, certainly got some Celtic fans amazed.

Salzburg will probably demand a big fee for the manager and staff that are trouncing the Austrian Bundesliga.

That said, the Hoops now have a massive kitty to fund another top class boss.

The man himself appeared to fall in love with Parkhead following the home tie as he left the field in Celtic merchandise.

Marco Rose loving the Celtic fans last year. (Photo by Mark Runnacles – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

This could make a potential acquisition of Rose easier as he may go chasing greater success and exposure.

Rose is far from an experiment coach

One downside Celtic fans may have is that he may look as if he’s in a Ronny Deila mould.

The Hoops got the Norwegian in after his shock league win with Stromsgodset in Norway.

However, Rose is a different story altogether as he’s building a consistent Salzburg team.

Ronny Deila playing against Athletico Madrid in Europe with Stromsgodset. (Photo by Larsen, Haakon Mosvold/AFP/Getty Images)

They, unlike Stromsgodset, continue to make their mark in Europe competing against top sides as well as dominating domestically.

This is where Celtic need to be as they are starting to lose their aura outside domestic football.

Rose is a man who can make Parkhead a fortress again and have teams fear coming here.

Now it’s down to Peter Lawwell and co to make that happen.