Brendan Rodgers: Nothing can prepare you for noise of Old Firm derby

Brendan Rodgers: Nothing can prepare you for noise of Old Firm derby


Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers can hardly wait to experience his first Old Firm derby in charge.

The ex-Liverpool boss has been a lifelong Celtic fan, but has never attended a match against fierce rivals Rangers.

The two Glasgow giants face each other in the Scottish top-flight for the first time in four years in what is one of the most eagerly anticipated Old Firm derby’s ever.

Rodgers, 43, admitted he never had a great chance to witness an Old Firm derby in the flesh and was under no illusions of what lie ahead on Saturday afternoon.

“Of course, a lot of my adulthood in England, I have been coaching and working, so never really had the chance to see them, but certainly watched them on television when I could,” Rodgers said.

“But I don’t think anything will prepare you from watching on the television to actually being there.”

“And this time being the first time in the number of years there has been a Celtic and Rangers game at Celtic Park, then of course that is going to add that little bit of spice to it.”

“Each one is unique and different. I am really looking forward to this game because I have heard noise at Celtic Park that I haven’t heard before as a manager and a coach, wherever I have been, home or away.”

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