John Hartson drops bombshell verdict on future of senior Celtic figure after exit claim
Former Celtic striker John Hartson believes that Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers will spend one more season in Glasgow before moving on to a new job.
The Hoops boss has been linked with the manager’s job at Arsenal, with the Daily Mirror reporting that he is on the shortlist to take over from Arsene Wenger, and Hartson believes that the eventually Rodgers will want to go back to England to test himself in the Premier League.
“I don’t think it is a case of Celtic offering Brendan a huge amount of money to stay because he is in a strong enough position at the club now to decide his own destiny,” Hartson said, as quoted by Yahoo Sport.
“My guess is we will probably see Brendan staying at Celtic for one more year, but what will happens depends on the kind of offers that come his way.”
Rodgers has been a massive success in his two years with the Hoops so far, winning the domestic treble in his first season with the club and he is on the verge of repeating that feat this season, with the Hoops one win away from retaining the league title and in the Scottish Cup Final.
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Hoops fans will hope that Hartson is incorrect about this, but it would not be that much of a shock if Rodgers decided to move on after next season, particularly if he manages to win his second consecutive domestic treble this year. What else would he have to achieve for the Hoops, except for having a decent run in Europe? That will no doubt depend on his transfer budget and what players leave the club in the summer. So a lot will depend on the summer regarding Rodgers’ future, but Hartson may be correct in his assessment that Rodgers’ stay in Glasgow won’t last that much longer.
In other Celtic news, Neil Lennon was remarkably candid after Hibernian defeated the Hoops