Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers among candidates to replace Arsene Wenger – report

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is on a list of potential successors to Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

The newspaper claims that Carnlough native Rodgers is one of a number of candidates being considered for the role of Gunners manager should the Premier League club part ways with Wenger.

Rodgers guided the Bhoys to a treble in his first season as manager of the Glasgow club, as well as a historic domestic unbeaten run, and boasts experience of England’s top division having previously managed Liverpool and Swansea.

The 45-year-old is keeping illustrious company in Arsenal’s shortlist with the report noting that Germany boss Joachim Low, Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim and Manchester City first-team coach Mikel Arteta are also in the frame.

Wenger signed a new two-year deal in 2017, but his position is under threat as his side’s chances of earning a return to the Champions League dwindle.

The Gunners are sixth in the Premier League after 27 games and it will take a monumental effort, coupled with luck, it they are to finish in the top four.

The Europa League appears to be their best avenue back into the Champions League, but there is a long way to go on that front and they must now overcome AC Milan in the last 16.

Rodgers  is enjoying his time at Celtic Park and appears keen to improve the club’s standing on the continent in particular, but the allure of one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League may prove too tempting.

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