Brendan Rodgers has all the right credentials to make a great candidate for the Arsenal job, according to former Celtic and Scotland manager Gordon Strachan.
The Gunners are searching for a new boss for the first time in 22 years after Arsene Wenger announced he will leave the north London club at the end of the season.
Rodgers – the former Liverpool manager who could lead Celtic to a historic double-treble this season – is among a long list of coaches being linked with the role.
Celtics majority shareholder Dermot Desmond has even admitted conceded he will not stop the Northern Irishman from leaving the club if he was approached to succeed Wenger at the Emirates Stadium.
And Strachan believes Rodgers has been well prepared for the role during his spell with the Scottish champions, as well as his time in charge of Liverpool.
Speaking to the Kick Off show on talkSPORT, Strachan said: “A bonus you get as Celtic manager is you play in the Champions League and you have to deal with the top, top teams – so theres preparation there.
“But also, Brendan has done it at Liverpool.
“Some of the managers who are being talked about [for the Arsenal job] have never been anywhere near winning the Premier League like Brendan was at Liverpool
“Celtic understood when they took Brendan on that if he did a great job, which he has done there, he would get the call somewhere else.”
Strachan also believes coping with the stress levels and the intense pressure from the media at Scotlands biggest team is good preparation for Rodgers when he takes a bigger job, saying: if he can do it there, he can do it anywhere.
The former Bhoys boss added: “Yes, there is a gap [in the level between Arsenal and Celtic] but theres absolutely no gap in terms of the stress you get being Celtic manager.
“When youre at Celtic, if you can deal with the stress and the media up there, you can deal with it anywhere. Its a great grounding experience to go anywhere in the world, maybe apart from Barcelona or Real Madrid where its really vicious.
“If you can deal with it at Celtic, you can deal with anything that comes along.”