Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers dampens speculation linking him with Arsenal job

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has downplayed reports linking him with taking over at Arsenal.

The Gunners long serving boss Arsene Wenger announced on Friday that he would be stepping down after 22 years in the job, with Rodgers immediately being installed as one of the favourites to take over at the Emirates.

The Northern Irishman came close to winning the Premier League while in charge at Liverpool in 2014, and has since moved on to Celtic where his team has completely dominated Scottish football over the last couple of season.

Although the Scottish Champions majority share holder Dermot Desmond has recently stated that he would not stand in Rodgers way if Arsenal come calling, the man himself has revealed that it would take an extraordinary offer to take him away from Celtic Park.

“I would speak to the board. It would take something extraordinary to take me away from here.”

“I have a great relationship since I met Dermot.”

“I came in on a year’s deal and the club offered me four years and I was happy to sign that.”

“After this season I will have three more years and I will be so happy if I can see that three years out.”

“I love working here and the whole process of developing players, winning games and seeing the club progress. There is still a lot to do here.”

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“Naturally there will be speculation because Arsene has said he is leaving at the end of the season. My name was thrown in there but it is not a consideration.”

“My only focus us wrapping up the title and moving into the Scottish Cup final.”

“I have always said I am living my dream here and at some point my dream will end, like they all do and I go back into the real world again.”

“I am obviously privileged to be manager of Celtic, big club, huge demands and I am only helping the club grow and go forward and order to do that it is about happiness.”

“There will be somewhere I can go and maybe earn two or three times more money than I am now.”

“It is not about that. I am still relatively young as a manager at 45, I am happy in my professional life and really content outside of that as well.”

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