Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has reaffirmed that he is in no rush to quit the Parkhead club.

The Hoops boss was linked with a move to Arsenal earlier this month but while Rodgers has maintained that he is flattered by the interest, he has no desire to up sticks with any great haste.

There has been a perennial question mark over the long-term future of Rodgers at Celtic – the 45-year-old signed a four-year deal with club last April – and while he has acknowledged that the time will come from him to move on, he is not angling for the switch back to England.

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“There will be a time at Celtic where I’ve done everything I possibly can here,” said Rodgers.

“And between the club and I, we will look at it and see where we’re at. I have to do the best with the resources we have here. That’s not a lack of ambition. That’s me at a club where I have a sense of happiness every day.

“If you’re happy, ultimately that’s all that matters. The money’s irrelevant. You can have “X” amount of pounds in your bank every month but if you’re not happy and you’re not finding peace in what you’re doing, it doesn’t really matter.

“I love the Premier League, the quality of the players, the quality of the coaches. There are great challenges. But there are arms and legs flying off managers down there.

“You can come here and my genuine love is improving people and making them better, helping the club improve and getting the chance to develop and win things and see people improve. Or do you go somewhere where you might have six games? That wouldn’t make me happy. So it’s catch 22.”

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And Rodgers has reiterated that there is a level of fulfilment that comes from working at a club with which he has a genuine connection.

“But I’m in a position where I’m in my dream job. As a guy from Northern Ireland who supported Celtic and worked in football, I’m living my dream here. I want to work through until I’m 60 and get to a thousand games and I probably know I won’t do the other 500-odd games here at Celtic.

“I know how quickly it can all change. I nearly won the title at Liverpool and everybody’s saying, “Sign him up”, then very quickly I was out.

“Now I stay calm with it and never be complacent and do the best I can for the club. Winning is winning as a football manager and wherever that is, that feeling doesn’t change.”

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Meanwhile, there were reports yesterday linking Celtic winger Scott Sinclair with a return south of the border.

The English winger is believed to being tracked by Brighton and Bournemouth as they eye a summer move from the player who was revitalised under Rodgers at Celtic last term.

Sinclair’s form this season, however, hasn’t had the same impact albeit that he remains one of the top goalscorers at the club with 17 so far.