Brendan Rodgers has insisted that anyone who thinks his success at Celtic has been easy should try it.

The Celtic manager could equal former Rangers’ manager Walter Smith’s record of seven successive trophies on Sunday afternoon as Celtic face Aberdeen at Hampden.

The former Ibrox boss celebrated that haul between 1992 and 1994, but Rodgers remains unfazed at the prospect of making another little bit of history with the Parkhead side.

He did, however, warn that it has not been as easy as it looks to have bagged an historic double treble with Celtic.

“Try it!” he laughed. “Before I arrived here, Celtic had won five titles in a row but my feeling was just to try and do it the best way we could.

“I wanted to make sure the stadium was full, could we develop the club on and off the field? That collective effort has been great. But we want to continue along that way. People in the game know it’s not easy.

“It doesn’t matter if you have the biggest budget or not. The consistency to keep winning, the players have shown incredible appetite to do that.

“I look at Callum McGregor who has played 34 games already this season. To keep performing and winning, with all the physicality they have to put in, is impressive on their part.

“It doesn’t matter if it’s Bayern Munich or Manchester City or any other team - they will always have that.

“All you can do is win in the best way you possibly can and build something that allows it to continue.”

The League Cup was the first trophy that Rodgers won in his senior career – and was Celtic’s 100th – but since then he has made a habit of popping the champagne corks.

Levelling with Smith if he successfully claims his seventh straight piece of silverware is something that he will draw quiet satisfaction from without over thinking it.

“It’s very hard for me to look at it in that context,” said Rodgers. ”Walter Smith was a brilliant manager up here and hugely successful. I suppose I have always just tried to look to the next experience, as opposed to from a personal perspective.

“Of course, you have something tangible to show for your work. What we have created in the two and a half years so far has been special.

“For me, it’s another great opportunity to experience that winning feeling again.

“When I first came in to the club, I said that our objective was to win and to do it in the best way we can. We have always tried to do that.

“Personally, it has all gone pretty quickly. Two years ago, we won the League Cup Final against Aberdeen which was the club’s 100th trophy in its history and it was great to show it to the fans back at Celtic Park that evening.

“Now, very quickly, we are going for the 106th. We have worked well over these last couple of years but you have to keep looking forward.

“Thankfully the hunger in our training and within our players is still very strong. We want to keep the feeling going.”