Arsene Wenger’s contribution in reforming Arsenal and transforming them into a European heavyweight is well-known to the football fanatics across the globe. Every fairytale has its ending and the attachment of more than two decades finally set to have its conclusion at the end of the ongoing campaign. The heart-warming farewell letter has brought tears to the Gunners fans’ eyes despite demanding his dismissal and the club will now have an uphill task to find a replacement of the iconic Frenchman who devoted his life to football and achieved unparalleled success with Arsenal.
Change is the only constant and the club will now go through a phase of transition to reconquer the lost charm. The new gaffer will be inheriting a squad that has been reintegrated by the departing boss with some high-profile recruits of late and the name of ex-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is rounding up to succeed Wenger at Emirates.
Rodgers, currently in charge of Celtic, has played down the rumours and expressed his contentment in managing the Hoops in Premiership football. The Parkhead boss is on the verge of winning two successive domestic trebles since taking charge of the Glasgow giants in the inception of the previous term and is concentrating on his managerial role at Celtic Park.
“There’s nothing really in it, I’m enjoying my position here.”
Stated the Gaffer while dismissing the speculation as he is not willing to return to Premier League anytime soon despite managing Swansea City and Liverpool with distinction prior to his move to Scotland. He has three more years left on his current deal to run out and at 45, the gaffer is in no hurry to rush things and give up the development work he made at Celtic in his short yet highly successful realm.
This has to be a huge relief for the Celtic fans who are dreaming of revisiting the glory days not only at home but also in abroad and the Hoops boss is pretty serious about his job despite lacking proper competition in the top-tier of Scottish football. However, Rangers are gradually improving and likely to offer a better contest next term to reclaim the lost throne and Celtic’s monopoly might get challenged if their age-old rivals succeed to bring back their glorious days. They will be appointing a new manager next season and are expected to go for a high-profile name similar to their great rivals.
Rodgers egress, therefore, will put the Bhoys on the back foot in their title defence as the Light Blues will be having their reasons to be motivated in grabbing the long-lost league throne drawing an end to Celtic’s sheer dominance. No approach, however, has been made from Arsenal’s camp so far as it is extremely unlikely for Rodgers to be the next Gunners boss and the charismatic Northern Irishman is gearing up for yet another league glory as well as Scottish Cup title defeating minnows Motherwell in next month’s final.