Kenny Dalglish believes Brendan Rodgers is the perfect appointment for Celtic as they look to replace Ange Postecoglou.

The Aussie departed for Tottenham Hotspur last week and now Rodgers looks to be his replacement with an announcement expected in the next 48 hours.

After being linked with Manchester City assistant Enzo Maresca, Bodo/Glimt boss Kjetil Knutsen and West Ham manager David Moyes, among others, the Celtic board have now homed in on Rodgers, with whom they met in Majorca last weekend to initiate discussions.

The Northern Irishman left Celtic to take over at Leicester almost four and a half years ago, but he now appears set for a return to the club at which he won all seven domestic trophies available to him while laying the foundations for a remarkable quadruple-treble that was completed by his successor Neil Lennon.

Dalglish was sad to see Postecoglou go, but he believes Rodgers will hit the ground running if he was to return to Parkhead.

Speaking to the Sunday Post, he said: "I said last week Celtic should be looking for someone similar to Ange in terms of the style of football, and that's why I can see the logic in this move. Brendan will look to be very successful again and want to make an impact in the Champions League.

"In his last stint at Parkhead, results in Europe weren't too favourable and that will be something he will look to improve. Ange also had some disappointing nights with the elite clubs, but Celtic played some wonderful stuff and were unlucky not to score a number of goals. So, all eyes will be on Celtic to see how this all works out. Interesting times ahead, that is for sure."

Despite hailing Rodgers, Dalglish reckons Michael Beale and Rangers will put up a stern fight for the Premiership title.

He added: "Michael will be pleased with the early moves and he will feel they are ready to really challenge, and, ultimately, take the title away from Celtic.

"But there may be one or two departures from the first team squad, so it remains to be seen how the exact make-up of what he has to work with looks like. With a new manager arriving at Celtic, there is no doubt there will be plenty of ins and outs there, too. It makes it all the more intriguing and will have supporters excited about what may happen at their club in the comings weeks.

"We all know there is rarely a dull moment in Scottish football and I don't expect this season to be any different."