BRENDAN RODGERS has insisted he is NOT interested in quitting Celtic to return to England.
Two English Premier League outfits – believed to be West Ham and Swansea City – had the Irishman in their sights recently.
Rodgers admitted: “Yes, I have been aware of possibilities, as have the club, but it’s not on my radar at all. I’m very happy,
“My love and passion is here, for a number of reasons.
“What I appreciate more than anything now is happiness.
“I saw a friend of mine pass away this week and there’s obviously a real sadness for him, and his family.
“It makes you wonder about football and life.
“What I’ve gathered from when I left Liverpool, and had that seven months out, allowed me to reflect that the next club I came to, I wanted to be happy in.
“There’s ambition, but I’m working at one of the biggest clubs in the world, and certainly one of the biggest in Britain. So I’m in no rush to leave for a number of reasons.
“I’m very happy in my work, and I still feel there is a lot for me to do here and to achieve.
“And while I have the goodwill of the Board and the supporters – and they believe in what I’m doing – I’m very, very happy to be here.
“I don’t know where else I could go to get the feeling to come in and work like I do, to develop players and help different departments.
“The Premier League is brilliant. I loved it there and I worked with two great clubs.
“This is never to say that I won’t go back there one day, but there’s not even a notion that I’m thinking of.
“I genuinely love it here and I’m really happy at Celtic. The club has real belief in what I’m doing, which is important.
“There is a test for me here, despite what people say. There are not many clubs in Britain where you’ve got to win virtually every game you play, and there are certainly not too many clubs at our level who are expected to go and beat PSG!
“So I’m very, very happy in my professional life, and I really, really enjoy living up here.
“The family is happy, we have a good life, so it’s not something I’m even considering.”
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