Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has indicated that he is not presently interested in taking a job in the Premier League due to the “frightening” culture that has developed of hiring and firing bosses.
The Northern Irishman carried Liverpool to the brink of the title in 2013-14 and also has achieved success with Swansea in England’s top flight, but having seen the Everton and West Ham posts become vacant in recent weeks, he says he is not tempted back at present.
He has historically excelled at building sides and says that is impossible in the current climate.
“I look at the Premier League and you have virtually got a six-week cycle and that’s frightening as a coach and a manager,” he said.
“It used to be you managed the club and dealt with the club but lots of times now you are managing in a six-week cycle and if you have a bad four or five weeks you can be out of work and that way you’re never going to progress as a club.”
Rodgers’ Celtic recently set a mark for the longest unbeaten domestic run in British football, with the Hoops achieving a 63rd match undefeated when they beat St Johnstone 3-0 at the weekend, and he says he is delighted with the role he has had the opportunity to play at Parkhead.
“When I came to Celtic, the club was looking to move on,” he added. “Ronny Deila had done a good job in his two years winning two titles. I felt if we came in and won in a better way we could fill the stands again.
“And it has been fantastic for me working at Celtic and doing what we are doing.
“I’m not sure I could be anywhere in the world, not just in England, and be as happy as I am now because I’m getting the chance to develop players.”