'He’s on the cusp' - Hartson makes admission about Celtic senior man after reported interest
Former Celtic and Arsenal striker John Hartson has claimed that he isn’t surprised that Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers has been linked with the manager’s role at Arsenal.
The Daily Mirror reported that should current Gunners boss Arsene Wenger be sacked at the end of the season, Rodgers is one of five names on the shortlist to become the new manager at the London club.
Hartson believes that the success he has had in such a short time in Glasgow makes the Celtic senior man an ideal candidate for the massive job of reviving the Gunners as he is on the verge of yet another domestic treble.
“It doesn’t surprise me. Brendan is a top manager and he will get linked with jobs” the Welshman said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“I know Scottish football gets criticised but he’s on the cusp of winning his second treble with Celtic. They made progress in Europe by getting through to the Europa League by beating Anderlecht in the Champions League.
“Brendan Rodgers is a very sought after manager. Celtic want to keep their manager who is absolutely revered in Scotland for doing such a great job.”
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Rodgers has had an unprecedented run of success since taking over in East End of Glasgow from former manager Ronny Deila in may 2016.
His first season at the club saw the Hoops clinch a first domestic treble since 2001 and also complete an unbeaten domestic campaign which eventually stretched to a British record 69 domestic games without defeat.
This season his side is close to completing a second consecutive domestic treble, after winning the league cup they have a healthy lead in the Scottish Premiership table and are in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.
Rodgers has also done well in Europe, reaching the group stages of the Champions League in both of his seasons so far with the Hoops.
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