​Celtic secured the Scottish Premiership title on Sunday with a convincing 5-0 win against fifth-placed Hearts.

Brendan Rodgers' side needed a win against Hearts to clinch the title for the sixth year in a row. They did so in style, with a hat-trick from Scott Sinclair and goals from Patrick Roberts and Stuart Armstrong adding the gloss to what has been an impressive first season in charge for Rodgers.

After the game, the Celtic boss spoke of his pride about the way his team have performed this season.

"My job when I came in was to win it in the best way we possibly could," Rodgers said.

"We have had many outstanding performances but we have only just begun because there's still an awful lot of development in this team. That's the real exciting part."

Captain Scott Brown also told ​Celticfc.net that he is savouring every moment of his seventh league success.

“It’s phenomenal to win a title and to win six-in-a-row is fantastic. It’s been great and that’s seven out of ten for me, which isn’t too bad! To win the league is the best feeling in football. You need to maintain that standard and be the top team week-in, week-out.

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“To win a cup you can have five or six good games or be lucky in a couple of them, but to win the league you have to do it on a consistent basis and that’s what we have done this season and over the last six seasons.”

Celtic can still go on to win the domestic treble this season, having defeated Aberdeen back in November to clinch the League Cup and facing up to their fierce rivals Rangers in the Scottish Cup Semi-Finals in a few weeks time. 

Rodgers can now begin to plan for next season with Champions League football secured, although the Celtic manager admitted to Sky Sports that he will need to dip in to the transfer market to be able to be competitive in Europe.

"We need a couple of players in order to compete at Champions League level - we had some really good performances but there is certain dynamic, power and technique we need."