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Didi Hamann Makes Case For Brendan Rodgers To Be Next Arsenal Manager

Didi Hamann Makes Case For Brendan Rodgers To Be Next Arsenal Manager

Celtic wrapped up their sixth consecutive Scottish league title with a 5-0 demolition of Hearts on Sunday afternoon. Already, Brendan Rodgers has two trophies in his first season in charge at Parkhead. There's also a Scottish Cup semi-final, against Rangers, yet to come.

Celtic are also unbeaten in the league and put in some encouraging performances in the Champions League.

Speaking on Match of the Day 2 Extra, Didi Hamann said Rodgers' first season at the club is enough to see him emerge as a contender to take the hotseat at Arsenal, should Arsene Wenger step down as manager.

I think he's got more chance or justification to get a big job now than he did when he went to Liverpool. I don't think at Liverpool he did an awful lot wrong. In the end, what cost him his job was some things he came out with in the press.

If you look at it from a purely for footballing stats and reasons - I don't think the current manager's points tally is better than Brendan Rodgers. I don't think he did too much wrong.

What he's done at Celtic, to go a whole season unbeaten, which they can still do, to get in the Champions League and give Man City a game.

I think if you look at the Arsenal job and if the manager goes, which looks unlikely, I think Brendan Rodgers should be one of the first ones on the list.

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It should be noted that Rodgers is on a 12-month rolling contract. Given Arsenal's love of frugality, not having to pay compensation could make Rodgers an even more attractive option for the Arsenal hierarchy.

Watch: Celtic Score 'Goal To Take Your Breath Away' Against Hearts

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