Celtic News: Rodgers living the dream at Celtic

11 months ago

In the latest Celtic news, manager Brendan Rodgers has played down talk he could be tempted to leave the Scottish champions and return to the Premier League this summer.

The Northern Irishman is set to lift his second SPL title having taken charge at Celtic Park in the summer of 2016, capturing the domestic treble in his first campaign at the helm.

The former Liverpool boss is on course to repeat that feat having already captured the Scottish League Cup, while they are 10 points clear of second-placed Rangers in the league standings and through to the Scottish FA Cup semi-finals.

Rodgers’ success since moving north of the border has reportedly caught the eye of English clubs and the 45-year-old is currently priced at 12/1 with Paddypower to become the next Arsenal manager.

Speculation continues to surround the future of Wenger after a disappointing season on the field for the Gunners and the Frenchman could be set to call time on his 22-year tenure come the summer.

The north Londoners are already thought to have a short-list of candidates which features Rodgers, who has Premier League experience from his time in charge of Swansea and Liverpool.

The Reds nearly ended their long wait for a league title with Rodgers at the helm in the 2013/14 season before his relationship with the Anfield outfit ended soon after.

After his bitter divorce from Liverpool, Rodgers says he has no interest in returning to the Premier League anytime soon and is planning to stay at Celtic for the foreseeable future.

“If you’re happy, ultimately that’s all that matters,” Rodgers he told the Mail on Sunday.

“The money’s irrelevant. You can have “X” amount of pounds in your bank every month but if you’re not happy and you’re not finding peace in what you’re doing, it doesn’t really matter.

“I love the Premier League, the quality of the players, the quality of the coaches. There are great challenges. But there are arms and legs flying off managers down there.”