“I just do the very best I can for however long that is. If that’s for the next six months or another two years, let’s see what happens.
“Modern football can change very quickly. You can make all the statements you want.
“The minute I’m not wanted here, I’ll be gone. I will never sit about at a club that I love getting in the way.
“All I can promise is to fight to give Celtic the best I possibly can.
“We have made a good start. I love being here and I enjoy my life up here, so let’s see what happens.”
Rodgers shrugged off suggestions about the lure of top-flight English football. He came close to winning the league at Liverpool before his Anfield reign ended badly.
“In my second season, we finished runners-up in the title race.
“The club wanted to be in the Champions League, they were desperate for it. We scored 54 goals more than we did the previous season, over 101 goals.
“We reached the Champions League, we were at the top of Europe because of our level of football and I signed a new four-year deal in June 2014.
“By September, people were saying I should get the sack. That’s just modern football.
“I could never affect that as a player because I was never good enough. But as a manager I know that, however long I am here, I want to do what’s the very best for the club and the supporters – and that’s to give them the best.
“So, I am ambitious, but I’m ambitious for the club.
“I want us to be the very best we can be in every competition, in every training day. That is something inherent in me.
“When you are at the club that you love it is a different feeling, you feel an even greater responsibility.”