London: Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers distanced himself from replacing Arsene Wenger yesterday amid reports that Luis Enrique was being lined up by Arsenal to succeed their veteran manager.
Wenger, whose position has long been under intense scrutiny, announced on Friday he would be bringing down the curtain on his near 22 years in charge of the north London club at the end of the season.
Rodgers has been touted as a potential successor but the former Liverpool boss said: “There’s nothing really in it. I have always said I’m extremely happy here.”
Rodgers has revived his reputation in nearly two years in Scotland after a troubled end to his three-and-a-half years at Liverpool in 2015, leading Celtic to the brink of back-to-back domestic trebles in Scotland.
“I have three years left on my contract. I am loving every minute of being at Celtic from a professional perspective but also my life up here,” he said.
Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League title since 2004 and now face a second successive campaign where they will finish outside the top four.