This is interesting.
Celtic FC manager Brendan Rodgers has ruled himself out of the vacant managerial spot at Aston Villa.
Or has he?
He says he loves it at Celtic, fine, that’s par for the course. In an interview with BBC Scotland when asked does he rule himself out, he said:
“Yes. There is always speculation, but I’m sure they’ll have the person in mind that they want to bring in.”
Later in a news conference though, bearing in mind he’s clearly not been happy this season with the lack of investment in the team, he said:
“You can’t rule me out because I have never been asked”.
It’s not exactly an unequivocal no, I’m not interested is it?
Must say, when we bought John McGinn, he waxed lyrical about Aston Villa. If he’s not happy at Celtic (or if Celtic aren’t happy with him) I’d love us to make an approach. He had Liverpool playing lovely football, did well at Swansea and has the sort of experience we could do with to push us into the Premiership and then upward.
He’d know the job at hand, he’d also understand that if he did get us up, our rich owners will be ambitious to put us back to where we were once being. The top four in the Premiership.
Time will tell.
Other speculation links us to a Henri and Terry as a double act. That’d be interesting, although I’d have thought if we have a younger, inexperienced manager, we’d need a more experienced number two?