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‘WHY RODGERS WON’T QUIT,’ COMMONS

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FORMER Celtic fans’ favourite Kris Commons insists Brendan Rodgers will know when the time is right to quit the Hoops.

The ex-Scotland international midfielder also believes the Irishman’s decision will not solely be based on finances.

Commons said: “I’ve heard Brendan Rodgers saying that he won’t go from Celtic to another club for the money.

“But I think what he means by that is he knows he’s good. Very good. But that never stops him improving.

“The point is money isn’t the issue. He’ll only want another job if it’s the right one for him.

“It would be hard for anyone to stay at Celtic if the likes of Arsenal came calling.

“But when you look at the candidates he’s up against — Carlo Ancelotti, Thomas Tuchel and Luis Enrique — it’s a formidable list. This is one of the reasons Rodgers has learned Spanish — to be able to tick more boxes than anyone else he’s up against.

“If Arsenal come calling, there is not a doubt in my mind he’d be good enough for them.

“However, he has got unfinished business at Celtic. He’s got a great rapport with the fans, he loves being in Glasgow and he enjoys the challenge of leaving behind a legacy.

“People talk about how tall an order it is succeeding Arsene Wenger, but imagine it from Celtic’s point of view? Being the man to come in after Rodgers?

“In a month’s time, he might become the first manager in Scotland to win a double treble. The standards he’s set here are ridiculously high.

“Whoever eventually replaces him faces an almost impossible task.”

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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