Celtic boss reveals insight into relationship with Parkhead powerbroker that fans will love
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed that he is happy to remain at Celtic for the time being but has dismissed any reports linking him with a return to England, whilst also revealing details of his relationship with Hoops major shareholder Dermot Desmond.
Rodgers was one of the names on the shortlist to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, as reported by the Daily Mirror, and whilst he is flattered to be linked with clubs in the Premier League he can see no reason to leave the Hoops at the moment.
“It’s nice people think you can manage clubs of that esteem”, Rodgers said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
“I came here because I was asked by the major shareholder, Dermot Desmond, to be the architect of the club. I don’t have to control absolutely everything because it is very difficult to do that now in the modern game. I don’t need that.
“But I just want to work with good people that have one vision for the team and the club and that is what I have here. I’m not in any rush to come away from that.”
Rodgers has had massive success in his short time with the Hoops, leading them to a domestic treble in his first season with the club, a feat they are on the verge of repeating this season, and his comments about being with the club for the long-term will be music to both Desmond and the fans’ ears.
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Hoops supporters will be relieved to hear that Rodgers has no plans to depart Glasgow at the moment, despite the links to Arsenal. He will want to establish the Hoops as a force in Europe before he moves on to his next challenge. It is all well and good dominating in Scottish football, but Rodgers will really be judged in how he fares in Europe, and the results this season were disappointing. It seems inevitable that the former Liverpool boss will move on from the Hoops sooner rather than later, and it will be interesting to see which clubs want him to become their next manager, but for the moment he will be concentrating on leading the Hoops.
In other Celtic news, a trio of attackers could potentially be leaving the Hoops in the summer