‘Managing Celtic is the best job in the world’

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'Managing Celtic is the best job in the world'


The Northern Irishman said just ten months ago he had no plans to leave Celtic Park… but now looks to be joining Leicester

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is in talks with Leicester City about becoming their new manager – despite telling talkSPORT just ten months ago that managing the Scottish giants was ‘the best job in the world’.

The Hoops confirmed on Tuesday morning they have given permission for Rodgers to speak with the Foxes over succeeding Claude Puel, who was sacked on Sunday.

Rodgers is set to become the new Leicester manager

It is widely expected the Northern Irishman will get the job and take over at the King Power Stadium immediately, despite Celtic still fighting for titles in the Scottish Premiership and Scottish Cup.

It will bring to a close a successful two-and-a-half year spell in Scotland, with Rodgers guiding the Bhoys to seven consecutive trophies and a record-breaking unbeaten season.

He was on course to seal a historic ‘treble-treble’ this term, but the lure of a return to the Premier League have proven too irresistible for the former Liverpool boss.

Brendan Rodgers has guided Celtic to seven consecutive domestic trophies since he took charge in 2016

Brendan Rodgers has guided Celtic to seven consecutive domestic trophies since he took charge in 2016

Rodgers spoke of his love of managing at Celtic back in an exclusive interview with talkSPORT in April 2018.

Here’s a reminder of what he said…

WARNING: This may be a depressing read for Celts fans

“I woke up here on a Monday morning as the manager of Celtic, and I’m in the best job in the world. Believe it or not the sky is blue here in Glasgow, I absolutely love it here.

“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.

“There’s no doubt, 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.

“The board has been so supportive of me here 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.”

Just ten months later, though, and it appears Rodgers’ love affair with the Scottish football is coming to an abrupt end.

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