The Celtic fans in the Transfer Tavern are nervous about their trip to Bayern Munich tomorrow. Having beaten Anderlecht in the Champions League last time out, the Bhoys in our bar are starting to dream about progressing into the next round of Europe’s elite competition at long last.
With Bayern Munich in relative dismay (they won 5-0 over the weekend..) it seems like a good time to play the German giants, probably as good a chance Celtic will get. Indeed, the dream is on for our resident Hoops, as well as Brendan Rodgers in the dugout.
The former Liverpool coach has seriously impressed in Scotland with his work in Paradise and a strong showing in the Champions League would only increase his reputation even further. That sounds kind of silly, considering he took the Reds within an inch of the Premier League title, though fans south of the border may not fully appreciate his work considering the manner of his Anfield exit. As well of his work in the Scottish Premiership.
With that in mind, Jamie Redknapp’s comments to the BBC have infuriated our punters clad in green and white. The Sky pundit claimed Rodgers would surely be a target for any Premier League side, even touting him as a potential Arsene Wenger replacement at Arsenal.
“At the moment, I’m sure he’s happy winning trophies at Celtic and now, with Rangers back in the big league as well, it makes it a lot more interesting when they are going head to head”, he said.
”At the moment, Celtic are, of course, the team to beat.
“If you’re Arsenal in a few years, once Arsene Wenger decides to retire, if he ever does, I’m sure he’ll be on their radar.”
While Celtic fans may get annoyed by suggestions Rodgers would just walk away for any old Premier League job, it’s hard to disagree with Redknapp. Having taken Liverpool to second, he’s only improved his coaching ability in Scotland by turning a relatively unimpressive Celtic side into the best in recent memory.