‘The bottom line is Celtic are a much bigger club than Southampton,’ former Celtic Star

ALAN STUBBS is in the red-tops this morning outlining why  Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is going nowhere, despite the speculation, in the red tops! Here’s what the former Celtic defender had to say about the latest vacancy Brendan has been linked with after struggling Southampton sacked another boss this week…


“Brendan is at a fantastic club. Celtic are a massive club and he has stated he is perfectly happy at the moment. There is a lot to be said for being happy where you are. Brendan will feel he has unfinished business at Celtic. Reading between the lines, it is going to take a really interesting offer to prise him away from Celtic. He doesn’t look like he is in a rush to leave at the minute.

“With all due respect to Southampton, they are a really big club, have a superb academy and have great values. I know they’ve signed the likes of Victor Wanyama, Fraser Forster and Virgil van Dijk for decent sums of money, but Celtic got three good deals out of that.

“It is an entirely different ball game if they want to try to land one of the most successful managers in Celtic’s history. The bottom line is Celtic are a much bigger club than Southampton.

“They also have Champions League football to offer Brendan, which Southampton won’t be able to offer now or at any time in the near future. I can’t speak for Brendan, but I don’t think the Southampton job is something that would interest him.

“Looking at the two clubs and where they are right now, you have Celtic looking to establish themselves as a competitive Champions League team and Southampton still trying to find out what kind of club they are.There is a lot of instability there because they’ve had 10 managers in the last 10 years and two since Ronald Koeman left two years ago.

“The power of the English Premier League is not to be underestimated, but I cannot see Brendan leaving. His mind will certainly not be on the Southampton job.

“He will be too busy focusing on successive Trebles and continuing to create history with Celtic.”


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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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