Rangers legend Stuart McCall has joked that he has submitted Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers’ CV to PL giants Arsenal three times as they look for Arsene Wenger’s replacement – but admits he expects Rodgers to stay in Glasgow next season “100 per cent.”
Rodgers will go head-to-head with his former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard next season when the iconic midfielder takes the reins at Ibrox on June 1st.
McCall claimed “other sides” will give more of a challenge next season as they try to stop Celtic securing an eighth successive Scottish Premiership crown.
“Yeah, 100 per cent (he’ll stay)” McCall said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“As much as I’ve sent his CV off to Arsenal three times already I think he will be. He’s professional and he’ll demand next season when they come back because he’ll know there’ll be a stronger challenge from other sides.”
Football Insider verdict:
Rodgers was never going to get the Arsenal job so McCall should’ve set his sights a little lower and maybe he would have had a chance of getting rid of the Celtic boss. Next season will be the most difficult of Rodgers’ time in Scotland with Gerrard across the city and the Hoops boss will need to be at his best if he is to maintain his record in Scotland. With six trophies won out of six, the expectation will be there that Rodgers makes it nine out of nine by this time next year and failing to pick up even one of them is sure to add more pressure. With Gerrard being a complete unknown in terms of his managerial experience, it will be a case of wait and see what the Liverpool icon brings to Ibrox and whether he will have the nous to dethrone Celtic and stop them making it eight league titles in a row.
In other Rangers transfer news, the club are in hot pursuit of a 6’4″ colossus who could be signing of the season.