MX23RW : Tuesday, January 22 17:46:53

Brendan Rodgers rules out Arsenal move

Brendan Rodgers rules out Arsenal move
© SilverHub
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers rules himself out of the running for the Arsenal job, insisting that he is already in "the best job in the world".

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has ruled out the prospect of succeeding Arsene Wenger as manager of Arsenal.

Rodgers is one of a number of managers to have been linked with the soon-to-be-vacant post as the Gunners prepare for life after Wenger, who will end his 22-year reign at the club this summer.

However, the former Liverpool boss - who saw his side claim a seventh consecutive Scottish title courtesy of a 5-0 drubbing of Old Firm rivals Rangers yesterday - insists that he is already in "the best job in the world".

"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," Rodgers told talkSPORT.

"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 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."

Celtic could wrap up a historic double-treble when they take on Motherwell in the Scottish FA Cup final next month.


Next Arsenal manager - Click here for more stories

Click here for more stories about Brendan Rodgers

Click here for more stories about Arsenal

Share this article now:
Brendan Rodgers watches on during the Champions League game between Manchester City and Celtic on December 6, 2016
Read Next:
Rodgers pleased with "outstanding" Celtic
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool23193154134160
2Manchester CityMan City23182362174556
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs23170648232551
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132332-922
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2335152151-3014
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2325161340-2711

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account