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Ex-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers cool on Celtic job link

By Declan Bogue

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed Celtic as "an incredible club", but sounded cool on the prospect of taking over the Glasgow side when present manager Ronnie Deila's involvement comes to an end.

Rodgers was speaking after he completed a leg of the Belfast Marathon as an ambassador of the Northern Ireland Hospice, confirming that he is eager to get back to a managerial job this summer.

On the impending vacancy at Celtic he said: "It's an incredible club. Obviously the league hasn't been so competitive but Celtic are one of the great iconic clubs in the world. A huge club.

"I think Ronnie Deila has done a great job in the few years he has been there. It looks like they are going to win the title again, it's two titles in a row. It will be sad to see him go but there is an opportunity for someone to go to a great club."

However, he stopped short of openly auditioning for the role, continuing: "Right now, I am just enjoying my time off and seeing what offers come in. There's been nothing concrete.

"I had opportunities to go back in mid-season. But it was important to take time out and just enjoy some time off, outside of the football pressure, because it is very intense."

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