Celtic can 'bury Rangers' as Brendan Rodgers tipped for even more dominance

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Chris Sutton reckons Celtic have the chance to 'bury Rangers' next season.

The Hoops have been the dominant force in Scottish football for more than a decade and yesterday picked up their 12th title and 13 seasons. The Parkhead coffers will be swollen with an incoming Champions League jackpot worth upwards of £40million, adding to the £72million currently sitting in the bank.

Celts splashed out more than £20million on new signings this season, but the summer additions largely struggled to make any sort of meaningful impact. Brendan Rodgers has made it clear he wants to ditch the recruitment policy of signing projects in favour of adding real 'quality' to the squad as he looks to make his mark in Europe.

And former striker Sutton said: "It’s an exciting time. There’s still the unknown next season and the unknown is going into the Champions League. It’s copy and paste every season – Celtic need to add to the squad, they need to strengthen and the recruitment has to be right. That is the aim, to see a Celtic team at Celtic Park go toe-to-toe with the big sides in European football but it’s not easy.”

Neil Lennon agreed and declared his belief that Celtic's dominance over Rangers will continue throughout Rodgers' second reign.

He said: "I think you’re looking at a long period of domestic dominance, whether it be cups but certainly for the title. The money is there. They’ve got the manager in place now who has had his full season and won the title. He’ll have the whole pre-season to work and get his players in. I think Celtic are going to go from strength to strength.”

Sutton added: "It’s a great opportunity to really bury Rangers. Let’s get it right. Winning the league and all the financial aspect that comes with that. Celtic fans will be looking at it and thinking this year was too close for comfort – let’s really kick on and leave them in the wake."