‘The Road to Paradise’

Thursday, 16 November 2017

‘The Road to Paradise’ thumbnailCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers has paid tribute to his parents Malachy and Christina at the launch of his autobiography ‘Road to Paradise.’Wk46014

GLASGOW Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has come a long way from that young boy growing up in Carnlough, wearing a replica Celtic shirt and dreaming of one day playing at Parkhead.
He never got to play for his boyhood idols, injury put paid to that, but he never stopped dreaming and today stands as the 18th manager of the Scottish giants - and arguably one of its most successful.
Earlier this month he guided the club to a 63rd domestic game without defeat, surpassing the previous British record set, ironically, by the very first manager of Celtic, Newry-born Willie Maley.
And just last year he followed in the footsteps of predecessors Jock Stein and Martin O'Neill by completing the domestic treble of League Cup, league title and Scottish Cup.
Currently, he is charting the club's progress in Europe, with eyes set firmly on Europa League activity in the New Year, while at home the target remains the elusive 'ten in a row' dreamed of by Celtic supporters.
As if that wasn't enough, he has somehow still found time to pen an autobiography - 'The Road to Paradise' - which details his childhood in north Antrim, his formative days as a young coach in England, his dramatic time in charge of Liverpool and, finally, his triumphant arrival in Scotland.
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