Report: Brendan Rodgers coveted these two jobs before landing Celtic role

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

New Celtic boss reportedly wanted Chelsea and Swansea roles.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers was appointed as Celtic boss over the weekend, with the manager telling the club website the job was a huge honour.

It is Rodgers' first role since being fired by Liverpool in October, but it was not necessarily his first job if The Times is to be believed.

The Times report Rodgers' favoured position was as Chelsea boss to replace Guus Hiddink, who took temporary charge after Jose Mourinho's exit. He was not offered the role, with Italy boss Antonio Conte picked instead.

The report also claims up until last month Rodgers had his sights set on former club Swansea City, only to discover the club had made a U-turn on original plans and decided to keep Francesco Guidolin.

Celtic were seemingly in his mind the next best option, but it certainly is a very strong one - and unlike Chelsea and Swansea, he will get the chance to manage in European competition next season.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers has a chance to win major silverware for the first time in his career at Celtic, after coming close with Liverpool in 2013/14.

Such is the pressure at Celtic, that failure to do so in his first season would be seen as disastrous.

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