Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has denied reports linking him as a potential replacement for departed Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
The North London boss announced on Friday that he would be leaving the club at the end of the season, having been the club’s manager for 22 years.
Rodgers, a former Liverpool boss, have led his side to a ten points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table, however, he has insisted that he is happy at his current position with Celtic.
Rodgers told reports:
“There is always a lot of speculation around – I have three years left on my contract here, I am very happy,
“There is always going to be speculation because with Arsene leaving there has to be names put in the hat. I have a number of years left as a manager. I am 45, I probably look a lot older but, 45, and I’m enjoying my position here. It’s a huge privilege for me to manage Celtic. It’s a huge club with pressure and that’s all I concentrate on.
“Arsenal is a fantastic club, very much similar to Celtic in terms of the traditions and values it has as a club, you can’t deny that. It’s a fantastic club but, for me, my only focus is on Celtic and doing the very best I can for them.”
Like Rodgers, other managers in the likes Rafael Benitez, Thomas Tuchel and Patrick Vieira have all been linked with the managerial vacancy.