BRENDAN RODGERS opened up in an exclusive interview with the Mail on Sunday about life, Liverpool and Celtic.

The Celtic manager spoke fo losing his parents in quick succession, becoming Liverpool boss and what he achieved and of course, managing the club he supported as a bhoy -Glasgow Celtic.

‘I came here (to Celtic) because I was asked by the major shareholder, Dermot Desmond, to be the architect of the club. I don’t have to control absolutely everything because it is very difficult to do that now in the modern game. I don’t need that.

‘But I just want to work with good people that have one vision for the team and the club and that is what I have here. I’m not in any rush to come away from that.’

The Celtic manager knows everyone has a shelf life and that in the future there may be nothing else he and the club can do together.

‘There will be a time at Celtic where I’ve done everything I possibly can here,’ he says.

‘And between the club and I, we will look at it and see where we’re at. I have to do the best with the resources we have here. That’s not a lack of ambition. That’s me at a club where I have a sense of happiness every day.’

Reading between the lines, I say the Celtic boss wants a front row seat for ten in a row – after that, who knows.


  1. I simply cannot see him being here for another 3 years, especially if he wins two trebles in a row. He needs significant sums of money if he is to qualify for the CL groups again and that will be to get hammered five or six times. I don’t see him getting the sums he needs and that will spell the end for him. Rodgers seems to suggest that he might like to try a European club first before moving back to England. I think he will have a real decision to make if Chelsea offer him the job there. That would seriously tempt him, more than Arsenal, as they are seriously on the slide. Managing them after Wenger is a no win situation. Plus he would rather manage a club with a better chance of winning something. I don’t think his achievements in Scotland are recognised down south therefore to get a big job in England he may have to go abroad. Sky sports basically dismissed the Scottish national team the other day by referring to our national league as dire, terrible and the worst it has ever been. McLeish, they said, has an impossible job as the players are terrible, none playing in England or with big clubs in real leagues! That is the attitude he faces and this will bother him.

  2. Brendan will know himself when its time to move onto pastures new.He is happy at Celtic and enjoying his football again,But there is only so far he can take Us.Ii think he will leave Fond Memories and the most significant Memory of Them All is that Magic Number 10….We should be Thankful we have such a Man at the Helm.He has turned some of our Bhoys into great players.To think Celtic were Almost finished till Fergus with the Bunnet saved Us.The Lodgy Banks tried to sink us for a few million,We Are Going Strong and Long May it Continue.By a Country Mile We Are Number 1 in Scotland.Some Teams even Died just to equal our 9 In A Row.And literally Got Away with Blatant Cheating.And Still Do to this Very Day…..Send Them On,There is no other Club like Glasgow Celtic…..HH


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