Charlie Nicholas: Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers should be a contender for this PL job
By Amir Mir
Charlie Nicholas believes Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers should be a contender for the Arsenal job if it becomes available.
Arsene Wenger has been in charge of the north London club for over 20 years but he has been coming under increasing pressure in recent months.
It has been 13 years since the Gunners won the Premier League title and after another poor campaign, the title is set to evade Wenger once again.
This has seen supporters call for Wenger to leave the club in the summer when his contract at the Emirates expires.
Speaking on the popular Soccer Saturday show which was aired on Sky Sports News HQ, Nicholas explained why Rodgers would suit the Arsenal job.
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“Of course he would be [a contender for the Arsenal job]” Nicholas told Soccer Saturday.
“He is building back up. It’s the progress of young talent, people like Armstrong, who for me is the player of the year in Scotland this year. The most improved player I have seen in such a quick turn around by Brendan and the way he has done it.
“Brendan has been absolutely fabulous, different class. But absolutely, Brendan should be on a list if Arsenal are looking to replace Arsene. He plays the Arsenal way and should have won the league with Liverpool.”
Northern Irishman Rodgers moved to Parkhead last summer where he has guided the Glasgow giants to an unbeaten season in Scotland.
They travel to Hearts on Sunday afternoon, knowing three points would clinch the Scottish Premiership title with the Scottish League Cup already in the bag.
It means, the Bhoys have the chance to win the treble under Rodgers this term, that’s if they can beat Rangers in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup on April 23.
Rodgers already has experience of managing in England’s top flight with Swansea and Liverpool respectively.
During the 2013/14 Premier League season, Rodgers came extremely close to lifting the title with the Reds as Manchester City pipped them to the post by two points.
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