Brendan Rodgers has reflected on this season’s achievements after being awarded the Premiership Manager of the Year award.
The Hoops boss guided his side to a seventh consecutive league title as well as winning his second league cup trophy in two seasons.
He has the opportunity to make more history, as the champions are just one game away from winning back-to-back domestic trebles, something that has never been achieved in Scottish football history before.
Speaking to the media after winning the award, the Irishman said:
First of all, a big thank you to Ladbrokes and for everyone who nominated me. It’s a reflection of the club as much as it is myself as a manager. To win the league this year was again tough and tougher than last year. It’s an award for everyone at the club – coaches, staff players and everyone involved – so I received it on behalf of everyone. It was always going to be difficult to replicate last season. What was key was winning the seventh title and we did that. We played some outstanding football at times. In big games, when we needed to win and had to turn up, the players did that. It’s a huge credit to them.
I won’t expect wholesale changes but you have sometimes react to what can happen. There are no plans to lose anyone but at this point in time, it’s a case of looking to build. There won’t be drastic changes but what is clear is we want to bring in quality.
Celtic captain Scott Brown was also awarded Premiership Player of the Year for his outstanding efforts in leading the Hoops to seven in-a-row, as well as to a league cup win and a Scottish Cup final this weekend.
The Celts might’ve been 24 points worse off this season compared to their historic 2016/17 campaign, but there’s still plenty to be pleased about.
The Scottish Cup final is live this Saturday and sees Celtic face Motherwell at Hampden Park at 15.00.