'I'm ambitious' – Rodgers reveals whether his long-term future is with Celtic
By John Reid
Brendan Rodgers has put to bed any notion of a quick return to the English Premier League.
Speaking to BBC Scotland, his sights are firmly set on making Celtic an even better side than they currently are.
“I’m super ambitious for Celtic to be the best it can be”, he said, “I’m ambitious, but my ambition is for Celtic. I’m enjoying my life here and I’m enjoying my football life.”
When asked if he will be managing in Scotland for a while yet, he replied “Let’s hope so.”
The most intriguing aspect of the interview was a statement that Rodgers and Celtic’s directors were “creating a pathway going forward to try and improve every element of the club”.
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That may well explain why the Celtic boss was working with the Celtic Under-14s side on Sunday.
Celtic may well be implementing a style of play that could be learned from the first team to the youth teams.
Rodgers’ future will come under scrutiny and it seems inevitable that he will return to England to manage eventually.
He has been a huge success at Celtic so far, with a treble won, an unbeaten domestic record of 62 games and is on the verge of securing European football after Christmas.
The more good results Celtic have the more likely that an approach will be made.
However, Rodgers seems happy at Celtic for the moment, and with a four-year contract signed it looks as if he may well be staying for ‘ten in a row’.
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