Ralf Rangnick has praised the Celtic fans and told of his desperation to sample the Parkhead atmosphere again.

The RB Leipzig boss takes his side to Glasgow on Thursday for a crunch Europa League tie.

The manager also commented on the ‘unsightly’ scenes between Hearts and Hibs the other night, insisting Celtic supporters aren’t like that.

Rangnick told the Daily Record: “I was at the Celtic stadium four years ago when I was sporting director at Salzburg. There was a terrific atmosphere. The Celtic fans are very passionate about supporting their team.”

Rangnick was not impressed with what he said in the capital. (Photo by City-Press via Getty Images)

He believes the Celtic fans are a ‘happy bunch,’ bringing a wonderful atmosphere to football.

The Parkhead fans have long been considered among the best in the game. Many players past and present have commented on the atmosphere during a European game.

Brendan Rodgers’ side will be hoping to give the fans something to celebrate on Thursday night.

Celtic’s support is due a huge performance in Europe from their team.

Rodgers will be hoping to give the fans reason to celebrate. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Rangnick loves the Hoops

This is not the first time the Leipzig boss has made positive comments about Celtic.

Before the first game two weeks ago, he singled out Kieran Tierney as one of the best left backs in Europe.

He also commented that he couldn’t afford to buy Tierney, or Callum McGregor, despite his side’s apparent riches.

Rangnick believes McGregor and Tierney are out of his price range. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

It may be nice to hear comments about the Celtic Park atmosphere on a European night.

It would be even nicer to send RB Leipzig home with their tails between their legs.

Rangnick may enjoy walking into Celtic Park, but lets hope he’s leaving miserably on the end of a hiding.

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