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Rodgers insists he is focused on Celtic amid Aston Villa rumours

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted that he remains committed to Celtic amid reports suggesting he is one of the front runners for the vacant Aston Villa job.

Rodgers has revealed that he is extremely happy in Glasgow and he doesn’t think that Villa have contacted Celtic about him replacing Steve Bruce at Villa Park.

“No I don’t believe so,” Rodgers told Sky Sports News when asked if there had been any contact between the two clubs.

“At this point in time, I think there’s probably about 20 names that will be thrown in the hat.

“Aston Villa is one of the biggest clubs in Britain, in the Championship of course, but it really is a Premier League club that will want to get back in there as quickly as they can.

“I’m sure they’ll get a manager that fits for them, but for me, I’ve got a big job to do here at Celtic.

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“I love my time and my life here and this season we want to go and we want to go and push on.

“I think at this moment in time I’m very happy.

“The summer was complicated but only because I want what’s best for Celtic. I want to push us forward and keep developing.

“We’ve got an opportunity in January to strengthen the squad, which it needs, but it’s a pleasure to work with the players, the club.”

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is the current favourite to become the next Villa manager.

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