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I'm in no rush for Premier League return, reiterates Celtic boss Rodgers

 

By Robert Jones

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers hopes to work in the English Premier League again but "no time soon".

Rodgers has been linked with the Arsenal job since Arsene Wenger announced he was leaving north London but the Ulsterman is determined to repay the support of the Celtic board and fans by continuing to take the club forward.

The 45-year-old is one game away from an unprecedented double treble after a 5-0 victory over Rangers on Sunday wrapped up the Ladbrokes Premiership title.

Rodgers has three years left on his contract and claimed he could not wish for a better job.

The former Liverpool manager admitted: "I woke up here on Monday morning as the manager of Celtic, believe it or not the sky is blue here in Glasgow, and I'm in the best job in the world. I absolutely love it here.

"I've got huge respect for Arsenal as a club. When I started my coaching career Arsene was just coming into the club, and I learned so much in that period as a young coach watching him and watching his dignity and class and how he dealt with everything, so it's a club I've got huge respect for.

"But saying that, I'm so happy here at Celtic. I'm in a job I love, it's a huge club with big expectancy and big pressure.

"I would love to work in the Premier League again one day, but I'm hopefully going to be coaching for another 20-odd years. So it's no time soon.

"I'm so happy. I have a great loyalty to the board here, who have been so supportive of me. And from the first day I walked in, the supporters have given me everything. I feel a loyalty to them to ensure we keep moving the club forward and keep progressing."

Meanwhile, Rodgers' skipper Scott Brown insists Celtic are "going to get better" after wrapping up the title on Sunday and with the Scottish Cup final to come.

Brown said: "There is a lot more time now to focus on training. We can work on tactics a lot more, work on how we are going to press teams because sometimes when it is Saturday-Wednesday-Saturday it is hard to make sure you get that consistency into training to work on our formation and style of play.

"It was all about the way we played. Take nothing away from Rangers, we were outstanding from start to finish.

"Every single player worked as hard as they could and gave everything in the game and we knew we wanted to win it and that's what we managed to do.

"We would have taken a couple more goals but 5-0 at home to win the league is just outstanding."

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