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RODGERS DISMISSES ARSENAL LINK: ‘I’M ALREADY IN DREAM JOB’

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BRENDAN RODGERS insisted he is in his dream job after dismissing links to Arsenal.

The Celtic boss is reportedly on the London outfit’s wish-list as pressure mounts on veteran manager Arsene Wenger.

Rodgers said: “I’m loving my life up here. I’m not going to be here forever, but I’m living in a dream.

“Dreams always come to an end at some point, that’s for sure. But I am always relaxed about speculation and what not. My focus is only on Celtic.

“Arsenal are a great club, they have a great manager and, of course, they are going through a tough time.

“People will look at it and see that I went to Liverpool, they were struggling for five seasons for Champions League football and I was able to get them back.

“And when I came to Celtic, they hadn’t been in the Champions League for two seasons and I got them back.

“So, maybe people are thinking okay, Arsenal have been out of the Champions League and is that maybe the equation for someone like myself.

“The other stuff you can’t control, so I can’t worry about it.”

Rodgers added: “What you have to be prepared for when you manage the big clubs is there is maybe going to be between five and 10 people linked with your job, you know that.

“It doesn’t happen in too many other industries.

“We live a privileged life, we get to manage and work with great players and great people.

“But, like I say, with the big clubs comes big scrutiny and probably when my results drop off here a bit I’m sure there will be names linked, but you have to accept that as part of the job.

“Arsene Wenger will know that, he’s got great experience, he’s a really good man. He’s done wonders for British football.”

 
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