Rodgers opens up about possibility of succeeding under-fire Arsenal boss

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers insists he is already in his dream job after shrugging off suggestion he’s on Arsenal’s wishlist to replace under-fire Arsene Wenger.

The Celtic boss is understood to be in the frame for the Emirates job – along with Mikel Arteta and Joachim Low – as Wenger fees the heat with the Gunners’ season unravelling.

Rodgers’ stock remains high in the English Premier League after guiding Liverpool back to the Champions League and to within the point of the winning the Premier League title.

The Northern Irishman has been linked with several managerial position down south but insisted his heart remains fixed at Celtic Park.

Rodgers said:

“I’m loving my life up here. I’m not going to be here forever but I’m living in a dream.

“Dreams always come to an end at some point, that’s for sure. But I am always relaxed about speculation and what not. My focus is only on Celtic.

“Arsenal are a great club, they have a great manager and they are going through a tough time of course.

“People will look at it and see that I went to Liverpool, they were struggling for five seasons for Champions League football and I was able to get them back.

“And when I came to Celtic, they hadn’t been in the Champions League for two seasons and I got them back.

“So maybe people are thinking okay, Arsenal have been out of the Champions League and is that maybe the equation for someone like myself.

“The other stuff you can’t control so I can’t worry about it.”

He backed Wenger despite the French boss taking flak with the Gunners outside the top four in the EPL, hammered by Man City in the League Cup Final last week and then duffed up again by Pep Guardiola’s slick side in midweek.

He added by saying:

“It’s unfortunately the game now but it will always be the case at big clubs, especially if your results just turn the other way.

“What you have to be prepared for when you manage the big clubs is there is maybe going to be between five and 10 people linked with your job, you know that. It doesn’t happen in too many other industries.

“We live a privileged life, we get to manage and work with great players and great people.

“But like I say with the big clubs comes big scrutiny and probably when my results drop off here a bit I’m sure there will be names linked but you have to accept that as part of the job.”