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Brendan Rodgers rules out Arsenal move

Brendan Rodgers rules out Arsenal move
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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.

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Brendan Rodgers watches on during the Champions League game between Manchester City and Celtic on December 6, 2016
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4Arsenal86021910918
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19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
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