Brendan Rodgers distances himself from talk of a return to England

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Brendan Rodgers reckons he couldn’t be happier anywhere else than he is at Celtic right now as the Parkhead boss distanced himself from talk of a return to England.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers. Picture: SNS

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers. Picture: SNS

The ex-Liverpool and Swansea boss was recently linked with the vacant West Ham United job by pundits south of the border.

Rodgers, though, insists he’s not looking to leave Celtic at the first opportunity, valuing his job security over the managerial merry-go-round in the English Premier League.

He said: “I look at the Premier League and you have virtually got a six week cycle and that’s frightening as a coach and a manager.

“It used to be you managed the club and dealt with the club but lots of times now you are managing in a six week cycle and if you have a bad four or five weeks you can be out of work and that way you’re never going to progress as a club.

“When I came to Celtic, the club was looking to move on. Ronny (Deila) had done a good job in his two years winning two titles. I felt if we came in and won in a better way we could fill the stands again.

“And it has been fantastic for me working at Celtic and doing what we are doing.

“I’m not sure I could be anywhere in the world, not just in England, and be as happy as I am now because I’m getting the chance to develop players.”

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