Celtic Football Club have appointed an assistant for also newly appointed boss in Brendan Rodgers.
The appointed assistant manager to Rodgers is Chris Davies. Davies has worked alongside Rodgers at Swansea and Liverpool and will start his new role at Parkhead on June 1 after leaving his current position as first-team coach at Reading.
The 31-year-old only joined the Royals coaching staff in January but the lure of the Scottish champions and linking up with Rodgers again has proved too strong for him.
Rodgers told the club’s official website:
“I am delighted to bring Chris to Celtic, he is a magnificent coach and someone I know will make a hugely positive contribution to the club.
“He is ready and prepared for the challenge at Celtic and I know that Chris, like myself, can’t wait to get going next season.
“He has worked with me previously, he is someone I know and trust and he will be a great addition to my team and to the club.”
On the other hand, Davies also expressed his happiness to join the club. He said:
“Celtic is huge club with such a special place in world football. It is a great honour and a proud moment for me to be named assistant manager.
“I saw the scenes at Celtic Park on Monday and there are not many clubs or fans in the world who could have put on such a show.
“We know what Celtic fans bring to the club and we want to reward our fans every week with entertaining football that gets results.
“I have worked with Brendan over a number of years, as a player and a coach, and it will be fantastic to team up with him again. I know all about his affection for Celtic and his appetite for taking on this great job
“I am looking forward to meeting all the players and staff and working with them to give the supporters a team to be proud of.”