PETER HOUSTON insists Brendan Rodgers’ has improved standards throughout every department at Celtic – not just out on the pitch.

Former Dundee United and Falkirk manager Houston, who previously worked as a scout at Celtic, was recently invited in by Rodgers for an access-all-areas tour of the club’s Lennoxtown training complex.

While the team attracted plaudits for breaking former Hoops boss Willie Maley’s 100-year record when they went 63 games unbeaten in Saturday’s win at St Johnstone, Houston insists the Northern Irishman’s influence is rubbing off on every single member of staff.

He said: “It was lovely to see some old faces, the secretary, the cooking side, the video analysis and even Tim Williamson, the physio. 

“What I was getting from every single one of them, and I spoke to Stuart Armstrong and Scott Brown as well, was how much they enjoy working for the manager, how much every single day they need to be at it – because he demands that.

But such is Rodgers’ popular appeal in and around the club, that it is not just his players who have benefitted from his presence around the place.

“Even Christine, his PA, was saying that she is a far better PA now than she was before Brendan came in,” added Houston. “She had her appraisal and she was so chuffed.

“People-management and getting the best out of people, people just want to work for you and I think Brendan’s mastered that.”