Brendan Rodgers celebrated his birthday with a routine win over Hamilton at Celtic Park.

The manager also received a message of support from the Celtic fans on his 46th birthday.

During the first half of the 3-0 win over Hamilton, the ‘Green Brigade’ section of the Celtic support unveiled a banner directed at the board.

The banner read “10 in a row is not a project. Back Brendan or lose him.”

The Celtic fans’ warning to the board. (Credit @AlisonGConroy)

The routine win over Hamilton saw Rodgers’ mark his birthday in some style.

Goals from Callum McGregor, Ryan Christie and Scott Sinclair gave Celtic another well deserved three points in the league.

That was probably as much as a birthday present as the boss would have hoped for.

However, he will be pleased by the show of support from the fans. Not that he needed any reassurances.

Celtic are incredibly lucky to have Rodgers at the helm. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The warning from the fans to the board is simple, they want to see the manager backed.

Rodgers’ record at Celtic is tremendous. He has won seven straight domestic competitions since taking over in 2016. He is yet to draw a cup match, never mind lose one.

His dealings in the transfer market may not be perfect, but he has earned the right to have full autonomy over the team.

His record speaks for itself. Would Celtic be better off without Rodgers? Of course not.

It’s not just his signings, but his man management is a massive part of his role at Celtic.

He has made just about every player he’s came into contact with better. There are many players at the club who didn’t have a Celtic career before he made them invincible treble winners.

The board must back the manager before he finds another club who will. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)


The Celtic board get a bad rap at times from the supporters. Celtic operate in an extremely difficult market. They have far bigger resources than another other club in the country.

However when they enter European competition, they find themselves way down the food chain.

They are in a very lucky position to have Rodgers as their manager. If they were ever to ruin that, by forcing him out the door, the fans would deem it unforgivable.

This is one position of strength the Celtic board cannot afford to not capitalise on.

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