Last Updated: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 13:22
Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers insists he would be ready to make the step up if a bigger opportunity arose in the near future.
Rodgers has earned many admirers for his achievements at Swansea to date, with the Welsh club currently 10th in the Premier League table ahead of their trip to Spurs on Sunday.
The Swans boss has been suggested as a possible successor to Spurs boss Harry Redknapp, who has been linked with the England manager's job, and speculation suggests Chelsea could make a move in the summer, with Roberto Di Matteo currently in temporary charge at Stamford Bridge following Andre Villas-Boas' dismissal earlier this year.
Rodgers insists if an opportunity arose he would be ready to take on the challenge, however big, but has no plans to leave the Liberty Stadium at present.
"I don't think it [a move to a top club] would be too soon but it might be too soon in my personal life," Rodgers told reporters.
"This has been a big year for us."
He added: "I worked [at Stamford Bridge] in the most successful era in Chelsea's history so I was in pole position in terms of learning. I experienced the Champions League, FA Cup finals and games of that magnitude.
"So if that day ever comes it won't be a case of 'do I believe I can work at that level?'
"It gives me comfort that if it comes one day, whether I am 39, 49 or 59, I will know I worked at that level with some of the biggest players in European football and earned their respect as a human being and a coach.
"If it arrives one day I will be ready."
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