The former Celtic manager is now coaching Leicester City, but before that, he managed to make the Scottish team a formidable one.
Brendan Rodgers left Scottish Premier League side Celtic to go coach Leicester City in England.
And the Hoops captain Scott Brown has hailed the work his former manager did at the club.
“I remember feeling a little bit jealous that they were in a cup final and we weren’t,” the midfielder told The Independent.
“But Brendan came in and changed our mindset.”
“We didn’t have a great track record at Hampden before that but he made us realize how to change our mindset, how to improve, how to win,” he added.
“While he was here we won seven trophies on the trot.”
He said: “Now Neil’s here, we need to make sure we make it nine.”
“Brendan pushed us to another level. It was great man management more than anything. He made us believe in ourselves.
“Neil’s also very good at motivating and he’ll do that before the game too,” he continued.
“It was always going to be hard when Brendan left but we’ve got a fantastic manager who as soon as Celtic called, he came right away.
“The gaffer’s been phenomenal since he first came in,” Brown said.
“We’ll deal with (his future) after the game. If he stays the lads will love it. If he doesn’t, the lads will thank him for everything he’s done for us.”
He concluded: “He came in eight years ago when we needed him then and put us back on the map in terms of winning trophies.”
“He taught everyone what it is to be a winner.”