Brendan Rodgers: I am staying at Celtic

Celtic v Rosenborg - UEFA Europa League - Group B
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Celtic celebrates his sides first goal during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park on September 20, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Brendan Rodgers has no plans on leaving Celtic, despite being linked with the vacant Aston Villa managerial role

The English Championship side fired manager Steve Bruce last week after a poor start to the season, which had seen them claim just three wins from their opening 11 games.

Premier League legends Thierry Henry and John Terry are being strongly linked with taking charge together at Villa with Rodgers also reportedly in the running.

However, after witnessing his Celtic team thrash St Johnstone 6-0 in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday, Rodgers reaffirmed his future remains in Glasgow.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 18: Artak Dashyan of Alashkert vies with Mikey Johnston of Celtic during the UEFA Champions League Qualifier between Celtic and Alashkert FC at Celtic Park on July 18, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Johnston: ‘Brilliant’ end to Celtic’s season

The Celtic attacker scored both goals to give his team a 2-1 win over Hearts and win the Scottish Cup.

“I’m the Celtic manager and I love it and have lots of challenges here,” The ex-Liverpool boss told BBC Scotland. “There is always speculation.

“Villa are a top Premier League club in the Championship and I’m sure with their support base and resources they will try and get back there as quickly as they can.”

Celtic will hope to extend their three-game winning run in the SPL against Hibernian on October 20 with the reigning champions currently third in the standings and three points behind leaders Hearts.


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