Celtic fans have been handed a huge news as Brendan Rodgers in an exclusive interview with talkSPORT admit he is ‘happy’ at Celtic and has no interest in taking over the reins from Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager at the moment.
After successfully guiding the Hoops to their seventh straight Scottish Premiership title, Brendan Rodgers has told talkSPORT he is ‘happy’ at Celtic and has no interest in taking over from Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager at the moment.
The former Liverpool boss has been among the host of coaches linked with the Emirates Stadium job, after Wenger announced he will leave the Gunners at the end of the season after 22 years in charge.
Celtic majority shareholder Dermot Desmond even admitted the Scottish champions will not stand in the manager’s way if he was approached to take over in north London.
But Rodgers has insisted he has no plans to leave Celtic right now, as he eyes a historic ‘double-treble’ in Parkhead.
Asked about the speculation, Rodgers told Arsenal legend Ray Parlour and Sports Breakfast host Alan Brazil:
“It’s the longest shortlist I’ve ever seen!
“I woke up here on a Monday morning as the manager of Celtic, and I’m in the best job in the world. Believe it or not the sky is blue here in Glasgow, I absolutely love it here.
“I’ve got huge respect for Arsenal as a club. When I started my coaching career Arsene was just coming into the club and I learned so much in that period as a young coach watching him, so it’s a club I’ve got huge respect for.
“But I’m so happy here at Celtic. I’m in a job I love, it’s a huge club with big expectancy and big pressure.
“I would love to work in the Premier League again one day, but I’m hopefully going to be coaching for another 20-odd years.
“The board has been so supportive of me here and, from the first day I walked in, the supporters have given me everything.
“I feel a loyalty to them to ensure we keep moving the club forward and keep progressing.”