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‘IT WOULD TAKE SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY FOR ME TO LEAVE CELTIC,’ RODGERS

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BRENDAN RODGERS admitted it would take “something extraordinary” for him to leave Celtic.

The Hoops boss has 
been linked with the Arsenal job since veteran French gaffer Arsene Wenger announced he will step down this summer.

But Rodgers remarked: “I’ve always said that I’m living my dream here. There will be somewhere I can go and maybe earn two or three times more money – but it’s not about that.”

Here is what we reported on CQN on Friday.

Major shareholder Dermot Desmond fuelled speculation when he insisted the club would not stand in his manager’s way if an approach came.

One bookie has priced Rodgers as 9-2 joint favourite along with
former Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti.

Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique, Juventus’ Max Allegri, Germany coach Joachim Low and Gunners legend Patrick Vieira have also been linked with the post.

Asked how he’d handle an approach, Rodgers answered: “I would speak to the board, but it will take something extraordinary to take me from here.

“After this season, I have three more years and will be so happy if I can see those out.

“I am privileged to be here as the manager. I want to help the club grow and develop.”

Rodgers also insisted he was comfortable with Desmond’s statement.

He added: “I’m much the same as him – relaxed. Arsene has said he’s leaving at the end of the season and my name has been thrown in there.

“There is always
 speculation. But my only focus is wrapping up the title then moving on to the Scottish Cup Final.”

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