Celtic boss Rodgers admits he finds prospect of Premier League 'frightening'
By John Reid
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he is no hurry to return to the Premier League, citing the “frightening” culture that gives managers as little as six weeks to prove themselves.
The Celtic boss has recently been linked with the then vacant position at West Ham – now filled by David Moyes – but he doesn’t seem interested in a return at this moment in time.
Rodgers has previously managed Watford, Reading, Swansea and Liverpool, before joining Celtic in 2015.
Speaking to The Scotsman, the Celtic boss suggested that the ‘six week cycle’ that managers get in the Premier League before getting put under pressure have put him off returned to England.
Rodgers said: “I look at the Premier League and you have virtually got a six week cycle and that’s frightening as a coach and a manager.
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“It used to be you managed the club and dealt with the club but lots of times now you are managing in a six week cycle and if you have a bad four or five weeks you can be out of work and that way you’re never going to progress as a club.”
Rodgers has been a huge success at Celtic, leading the side to their first unbeaten season since the 1890s, a first domestic treble since 2001 and a new British record of 63 domestic games unbeaten.
He also has Celtic on the verge of qualifying for European football after Christmas for the first time in 3 years.
In other Celtic news, Emilio Izaguirre has revealed why he left the club after 7 years