Brendan Rodgers is delighted for old friend Neil Warnock after his appointment as Aberdeen manager.

The veteran coach, 75, yesterday took over at Pittodrie until the end of the season as he replaced Barry Robson.

The former Sheffield United, Cyrstal Palace and QPR manager, among various other teams, will take charge of his first game tonight, which comes against Rangers at Ibrox.

Rodgers has come up against Warnock plenty of times during his career in England.

And the Celtic boss is quite sure he will enjoy his taste of Scottish football, as he name-dropped things like pitches and referees as examples of things he'll get used to.

"He's good value, Neil, aye," Rodgers commented. "I've come across him a few times and have always been in contact with him. I won't be going until that age I know that for sure. 

"He's wanted to be up here for a long time, so now he's up. He'll see what the pitches are like, he'll see what the media is like and he'll see what the refereeing is like. 

"He'll enjoy. He's going to have a great time. I sent him a message and wished him good luck.

"What he'll have is good people up here and he'll enjoy it. It's real football.

"He'll love it. He's at the stage where he's had a brilliant career, managed so many games and teams, and obviously this was something that he hadn't done. So, he'll come up here, he'll love everything about it and I'm sure he'll enjoy."

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Meanwhile, Rodgers insists "supporters are entitled to their opinion" amid discontent from some fans after the January transfer window and recent dropped points against Aberdeen.

The Scottish champions remain three points clear at the top of the table, with rivals Rangers having one game in hand, and the travelling support made their discontent known at Pittodrie last weekend with a banner that read: ""Celtic board- on your heads be it".