BRENDAN Rodgers would like to be an international manager at some point in his career and didn’t rule out the possibility of performing such a role with Scotland.

The Celtic manager has enjoyed a shimmering first season in charge at Parkhead and is certainly in no rush to seek pastures new.

At just 44, the Northern Irishman has plenty left to achieve in the club game but Rodgers has admitted he would love to test himself on the international stage.

“One day in my life I’d like to do that,” he said. “I’d be open to the experience in general. I’m Northern Irish, I’m very proud of that and pretty clear on that. But I’ve worked in England all my life virtually, I’ve worked in Wales and now I’m in Scotland. If I’m going to be coaching for another 20-odd years then at some point (I’d like) the possibility of going to a World Cup or European Championships.

“I’m pretty open to it because it’s an experience I want to have. The ability to work with a group of players and go to a major championships would be amazing. As you go through life as a coach or manager, you try to work at different levels and have different experiences."

Having missed out on the England job in 2012, Harry Redknapp revealed in his autobiography that he wanted Rodgers, who was then the manager at Swansea, to be his No 2.

Rodgers added: “We spoke on it. He was inviting me to do it and it was leading into a European Championship. Harry was led to believe he was going to get the job.

“Harry said: ‘Look what you’ve done with those Swansea players and how they are playing. Can you come in and do that with these because we have a chance of winning if you can?’

“It was a really incredible thing to ask another manager to do. It shows you his humility and shows you he was prepared to do that.”