Charlie Nicholas delivers verdict as Celtic boss emerges as favourite for Arsenal job
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has emerged as the early favourite for the soon-to-be vacant Arsenal managerial position at the end of the season.
And after hearing that news, Charlie Nicholas the ex-Hoops and Gunners forward believes that Rodgers has been “breathtakingly good” at Celtic Park and has what it takes to replace Arsene Wenger.
The Frenchman made the decision to step down from the club after nearly 22 years in charge, and there will now be a hive of activity to see who will be the man to take over the helm at the Emirates.
As quoted in The Scottish Sun, the Sky Sports pundit said: “Sorry Celtic fans, I have to say this, but the style of Brendan Rodgers in Scotland has been breathtakingly good
“He probably should have won the league with Liverpool so he has the credentials for me.”
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This would be terrible news for Hoops supporters should they lose the Northern Irishman to the Premier League side. While Rodgers came close to winning the title with Liverpool and was responsible for the signing of Philippe Coutinho, we don’t think the Hoops boss is the man for the Gunners. So, although he’s the early favourite, we expect many more names to go into the hat. It’s going to be a position that only someone with a lot of experience of guiding a club in tough times as well as a proven history of silverware will be given. Rodgers will get his day back in the Premier League but this is a job which is too big for him right now.