Brendan Rodgers has denied issuing an ultimatum to the Celtic board or threatening to walk away.
There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the hoops boss since he spoke out on Tuesday about his frustrations in the transfer market.
That was followed up by BBC Scotland reporting that the Celtic board were unhappy with the comments from their manager.
On Thursday the rift between the boardroom and dug out increased when Rodgers declined to answer when he was asked if the board shared his ambitions.
After losing 1-0 to Hearts today Rodgers told Radio Scotland’s Chris McLaughlin: “I love my life here as Celtic manager, of course there are always challenges as manager of such a big club and of course with the standards that we’ve set over the first couple of seasons.
“There has been reports and everything out there about ultimatums with the board. I don’t work that way, my communication is very open, it’s certainly not the case with that.
“I read somewhere else about walking away, I’ve got three years left on my contract here and I love every day of my life at Celtic.
“All that I ever want is for us, throughout the club, in every aspect to improve and be better. I’m sure that is the same for everyone at the club.”
Rodgers left out four of his top names for today’s match, a move that was predicted by the John James website.
Worryingly for Celtic supporters the same report claimed that the Irishman would leave the club before the end of this month.
Rodgers joined Celtic on a one year rolling contract in May 2016 before signing a new four year contract in April 2017.
As Celtic manager he was won six out of six domestic trophies and also reached the group phase of the Champions League in both seasons he has been at the club.