How Brendan Rodgers reacted to being asked if Rangers will be a threat next season

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Celtic wrapped up a historic double treble by beating Motherwell 2-0 in the Scottish Cup final on Saturday afternoon.

Craig Gordon paid tribute to Brendan Rodgers for making history at Celtic Park.

"We're very happy and delighted with the achievement to back up last year's invincible treble with another treble," said the Celtic goalkeeper. "You can't even imagine how difficult a thing that is to do.

"I think he [Rodgers] is the only manager to have two trebles at Celtic, so his name is in the history books as well as all the players that have played under him and it's there for everyone to see in years' time.

"It has not sunk in just yet the feat of what we have actually achieved, but it feels good at the moment."

The Hoops won their seventh consecutive league title but Steven Gerrard is hoping to end Celtic's period of dominance.

Gerrard - who played under Rodgers at Liverpool - was recently appointed manager at Rangers.

Rodgers snaps at reporter

Understandably, the 45-year-old coach didn't want to talk about Celtic's arch rivals after beating Motherwell in the final.

Rodgers was asked, albeit a little clumsily, if the imminent arrival of Rangers' new manager might help keep Celtic stimulated for the season ahead.

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He snapped, as per the Daily Record: “It’s not even a conversation. It’s not a conversation. Talk about Aberdeen.

"Aberdeen were second. Derek McInnes has done a brilliant job so you should talk about them.”

Rodgers was well within his rights to respond in this manner.

'Gers only managed to finish third this season so talk of them challenging Celtic for the title seems a little far-fetched.

Rodgers claimed the Hoops will look to invest in new signings over the summer in order to "freshen things up."

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“Yes, we have to invest and improve," added Rodgers. "But the reality is that we can’t spend fortunes because there’s not masses of money there to do that.

“Listen, I don’t want to talk about that, that’s not for now. You’ve got enough headlines already, but we can’t go and spend £110 or £120million.

“But we do need to freshen things up. Absolutely."

Will Gerrard be able to challenge for the title next season? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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