For the first time in 3 years, Celtic qualified to the Champions League

After claiming an aggregate victory of 5-4 against HapoelBe’erSheva, Celtic FC just barely managed to secure a spot in the group stages of the Champions League which is something that they had not been able to do for the past few seasons.

Celtic was pitted in group C of the current season of the Champions League and this group consists of: Barcelona, Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach. These are all of the opponents that Brendan Rodgers and his squad will be facing off as they fight for a top spot that would allow them to advance into the knockout phase of the European competition.

Moussa Dembele showed his worth to the Celtic team

Summer signing Moussa Dembele showed his worth to the Celtic team by scoring an injury time that sent the club into the last round of the Champions League qualification.

Doing well in Europe is one of the main priorities for a new manager Brendan Rodgers, who has already revamped several aspects of the squad. Following a shock 1-1 draw with minnows Astana from Kazakhstan in the first leg, there was a danger of Celtic not even being able to reach the group stages of the competition. This would have been a major embarrassment for Rodgers especially in a campaign where they will be up against archrivals Rangers once again.

Brendan Rodgers wants Celtic fans to have patience

Ever since Brendan Rodgers was appointed as the manager of Celtic FC on May of 2016, the Scottish team has not appeared to be as dominant as they used to be with their former coach Ronny Deila.

This has become evident since the first competitive match that Celtic FC played under the tutelage of Brendan Rodgers as they faced off with Lincoln Red Imps in their first leg of their 2nd qualifying round of the 2016-17 Champions League and sustained a 0-1 defeat which is a very surprising and underwhelming result.


Celtic player Erik Sviatchenko opened up about their loss to Lincoln Red imps in their Champions League game.

Many accused the team of taking the game lightly but the ace player has denied such claims. The game has been labelled as one of the biggest upsets in Europe but the player has reiterated the stance of the club that they were not necessarily complacent.

Scott Brown is certain that Brendan Rodgers was the right choice

After sealing the 5th successive Scottish Championship League for Celtic FC, Ronny Deila decided to step down from coaching the club and he was recently replaced by Brendan Rodgers.

The Northern Irish manager spent 3 years and 3 months in charge of the Premier League and he failed to win any piece of silverware during this period of time.

Ronny Deila to leave Celtic at the end of the season

With the current Celtic manager announcing that he will leave Celtic at the end of the season, the club is left with the task of finding a suitable replacement.

There have been some media reports that Ryan Giggs might be a potential replacement for Deila, but so far there has been no confirmation from the former Manchester United player. However, it is believed that Giggs would want to wait for a decision from the Manchester United board about his future role at the club.

Ronny Deila confident on Team Backing

Ronny Deila is quite certain that he would keep having the backing of the Celtic faithful till the time he is the team chief.

This is the second Celtic campaign to be overseen by Deila and this one is proving to be a bit more difficult than the first one.

Back to back wins the previous week gave him a bit of a breathing ground though as his team is now 4 points clear at the top, but, Deila is not ignorant to the fact that his job is on the edge.

And, it’s some of the fans too who are amongst the discontent voices.