Happiness the biggest thing for Brendan Rodgers at Celtic

By daniel.cole

December 12, 2018

Brendan Rodgers says being at Celtic gives him something money can’t buy – happiness.

The Hoops boss dismissed any notion that he lacks ambition by continuing to manage his boyhood club.

Rodgers, speaking at a club sponsor event, told the audience of the importance of happiness in his career.

As quoted by the Daily Record, the manager said: “The biggest thing you can have is happiness.

“I mean that in a real way because stability in football is very, very difficult.”

Rodgers salutes the Celtic support after another win. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rodgers, who rejected a mega money move to China in the summer, revealed money isn’t his main motivator.

Rodgers said: “I could leave Celtic and maybe double or treble my wages by going elsewhere.

“But it wouldn’t guarantee me happiness.”

The manager allayed any Celtic fan’s fears when he confirmed: “For me, that place is here at Celtic.”

Rodgers has won seven consecutive trophies at Celtic. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The manager has never made his love for Celtic a secret during his tenure. He has constantly cited his love for the club as being the main reason for his continued reign.

There is, however, reason to believe this latest affirmation is an important one.

The Northern Irishman has appeared to successfully negotiate his way through his first sticky patch at the club.

The team are on a 10 match unbeaten run in all competitions. Domestically, Celtic are unbeaten in 12, having won 10 of those games.

With such a good feeling surrounding the club, the manager reiterating his desire to stay is good news.

Especially with the January transfer window approaching.

The manager will have his work cut out for him in January. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Putting the foot down

There will be a lot of speculation involving ins and outs at Celtic in the new year.

While it’s clear Celtic need reinforcements to bolster their squad, keeping the current momentum is paramount for Rodgers.

A positive result and performance on Thursday against Salzburg should see the current high extend until the new year showdown at Ibrox.

If Celtic can end the year on a high at the home of their biggest rivals, it may be another happy new year for the men in hoops.