Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill believes that Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers will thrive on the pressure of managing high intensity games.

O'Neill, who managed the Scottish champions between 2000 and 2005, is well acquainted with the kind of pressure that comes with the job of managing a club of Celtic's stature.

Any games involving Celtic are fierce affairs with the Bhoys expecting to win and Rodgers is under pressure to deliver the league title.

However, considering Rodgers' experience and quality, O'Neill believes that there is no reason why he can't live up to the task of managing the champions.

“He is long enough in the tooth to know exactly what he wants to do at Celtic and I wouldn’t be in the business of dispensing advice to anyone. Not that they would take it anyway”, O'Neill was quoted as saying by the Herald Scotland, while being asked about what his advice to the Celtic boss was.  


"The one thing about it is the glorious intensity of it. That is all.

"It is not like anywhere else and you know what? He will enjoy every minute of that.

"You are on all the time. The games are fast and the pressure is absolute and he will thrive on that, I am sure.”

Rodgers has so far done a good job with the side, having guided them to the group stage of the Champions League. The Bhoys are also at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at present with nine points from three matches.