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Report: New Celtic Boss Rodgers Wants Liverpool Legend As His Assistant

Football’s transfer season has kicked off and is already awash with huge signings and rumours.

With the FA Cup closing out the season of top flight football there is nothing left to do but pore over what has been a historic season. Leicester City became only the fifth team to win the Premier League title and Celtic won yet another Scottish league title.

Where the English league was dramatic and exciting, Scotland’s top flight season was as dull as the winter weather. Celtic, once again, went unopposed and sauntered to the title. In Europe they also, once again, failed miserably. It was failures such as this that led to Ronny Deila ultimately leaving the club.

After much speculation over his replacement, which included the likes of Neil Lennon and Roy Keane, it was ex-Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers who was unveiled during the week as Celtic’s next manager.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Brendan Rodgers manager of Liverpool looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on October 4, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Following his exit from Liverpool during the past season, Rodgers had gone to ground, keeping pretty much out of the spotlight. His arrival now at Parkhead will be seen by some as an attempt to rebuild his managerial image in the hope of some day returning south to the Premier League.

However, not content with just breezing to another title with Celtic, it looks, according to The Sun, that Rodgers does in fact have some big plans for the club.

As he arrives in Glasgow it is reported that he wants to bring none other than former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard with him as a player-assistant coach.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: A fan applauds as Steven Gerrard of Liverpool prepares to come onto the pitch as a substitute alongside Brendan Rodgers manager of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Stoke City at Anfield on November 29, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Following his departure from Liverpool in May 2015, Gerrard has been under contract with MLS side LA Galaxy but this contract is set to end in December, leaving the door open for the Liverpool legend to return and renew his ties with Rodgers in a first coaching role for the former England captain.

At the moment there is nothing official regarding an approach to Gerrard but it must be agreed that the prospect of both Rodgers and Gerrard at Celtic together is a pretty exciting one.

Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena

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