Brendan Rodgers has once again come out and reiterated his desire to stay at Celtic.
Fans have been growing in concern at the prospect of losing the Northern Irishman to Leicester City. This comes after Foxes manager Claude Puel has become increasingly under pressure at the King Power Stadium.
The lure of the English Premier League is widely recognised to be a highly-tempting one. Whether Rodgers seen it that way, however, was still a mystery to everyone.
But the Hoops manager has once again stated he’s delighted where he is. Speaking at his press conference today, Rodgers put supporters at ease once again.
“Someone mentioned it to me yesterday. It is the time of the year where you get players and managers get linked with clubs and whatnot.
“Leicester as we have seen over the last few years, an incredible journey that they have been on as a club and obviously the unfortunate circumstances.
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“For me, my only concentration is here at Celtic. It is a fantastic club but for me at this moment in time my concentration is purely on Celtic and looking forward to the second part of this season.”
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Sure, it’s not a new contract or a flat-out rejection of an offer from Leicester, but it’s the next best thing. Rodgers, just like he did with the idea of a move to China, is rejecting the notion at least.
There should be plenty of fire in his belly at this point too.
Like it or not, he’s just been beat by Steven Gerrard’s Rangers. Departing for Leicester at this stage would have a running away from the challenge feel to it.
Rodgers will be itching to prove his managerial superiority to his rival across the city. Leaving at this stage would have a massively damaging effect on the club and at a key time too.
But Rodgers has once again committed his future to Parkhead in the face of strong speculation. Being happy at his work seems to be more important than the financial rewards of the Premier League and elsewhere.
Here’s hoping if firm interest arrives, however, that the double-treble winning gaffer is singing the same tune.