Brendan Rodgers has admitted he faced doubts about his playing style for the first time in his career despite leading Celtic to their 54th title.

The Northern Irishman has been renowned for attractive, possession-based football in his career at the likes of Liverpool and Leicester City but found slick football hard to achieve in the early part of the season.

And although they found their form in the end, not least in a scintillating 5-0 win at Rugby Park to clinch the title, he knows some were questioning his return.

He told the BBC: "There were question marks over me. Was I good enough to be here? Could I manage this team? Could I get them to play the level of football that's expected here?

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"So probably for the first time in my career I've had the spotlight on me in terms of my playing style. We've come through that. I never had any doubts.

"It's one of the pitfalls of success that if you doubt it can be an issue for you but I've never doubted this season because of what I see from the players every day, so honest, so hard-working and as the season has gone on we have got better and better. You'd look at that tonight and think it was the beginning of the season.

"I'm so pleased for them and so pleased for the supporters because there was a little bit of edge around this season but these last few months we've all come together and you've seen that tonight."