FORMER Scotland striker Steven Thompson believes Brendan Rodgers can start planning for next season NOW!
The much-travelled frontman, who has played for Dundee United, Rangers and St. Mirren among others, insists the Premiership title is already in the bag.
Celtic are on course for the sixth successive crown after only 12 games into this campaign.
The Hoops are eight points ahead of Rangers with two games in hand and Thompson reckoned: “I wouldn’t bet against them doing the treble.
“I think the league is a foregone conclusion already.
“They’ve won the League Cup, who’s going to stop them winning the next trophy?”
The former hitman, who retired at the end of last season, is convinced Rodgers will be aiming to make an impact in Europe next year.
He said: “Certainly, Celtic are dominating Scottish football at the moment and I think the next thing for the manager will be to recruit well enough in the summer to do better in the Champions League group stages.
“The results in Europe could maybe have been a bit better, but that’s the progression for him next season.”
Thompson, 38, thought the Parkhead men were worthy winners at Hampden at the weekend.
He added: “Aberdeen had to score first to have a chance of winning the Cup.
“But Celtic scored two brilliant individual goals. The Tom Rogic goal was superb, as was the one from James Forrest.
“The Dons went in 2-0 down at half-time and they put up a fight at the start of the second-half, but by then it was too late.
“The Moussa Dembele goal sealed it and Celtic were deserved winners.”