Newly appointed Celtic Manager, Brendan Rodgers wants to make Sunderland striker Danny Graham one of his first signings for Celtic.

Graham played for Rodgers at two of his previous clubs. The pair enjoyed success at Watford before Rodgers signed him for Swansea for £3.5million. A £5m switch to the Stadium of Light worked less well, Graham spending much of his four-year contract on loan at other clubs.

A haul of seven goals in 18 games at Blackburn Rovers in the second half of last season, however, has made a Bosman swoop for the player an attractive proposition to Preston North End, Wigan and Birmingham City. According to Sportsmail, Rodgers is investigating whether Graham would accept less than his current £35,000 a week wages at Sunderland to move to the SPFL, with strike reinforcements a priority position following the likely departures of Carlton Cole and Stefan Scepovic.

Rodgers made his first official move as Celtic manager with the capture of Davies as his assistant, having worked with the coach in previous clubs as well.

Thirty one year old Davies insists he was ‘proud’ to land the role as assistant manager at Parkhead saying:

“Celtic is a huge club with such a special place in world football.”

After watching 13,000 Celtic fans turn up for the unveiling of the new manager on Monday, Davies said:

“I saw the scenes at Celtic Park on Monday and there are not many clubs or fans in the world who could have put on such a show.

“I have worked with Brendan over a number of years, as a player and a coach, and it will be fantastic to work with him again.

“I know all about his affection for Celtic and his appetite for taking on this great job.”