Brendan Rodgers dismisses claims of joining Arsenal
Brendan Rodger, Leicester city manager has ruled out claims of leaving his club amidst Arsenal rumors. The coach is not interested in the position.
Rodgers has led Leicester to second in the Premier League. Rumors claim he is a contender to replace Unai Emery who was dismissed off his duties last week.
The 46-year-old previously admitted there is an exit clause in his contract with Leicester. However, this didn’t mean he is interested in Arsenal.
He said, “I am very happy. So, would not need to look elsewhere.”
Rodgers was appointed in Leicester in February. After presiding over a ninth-place finish last season, he has seen his team win 10 of their first 14 league games this season.
Arsenal sacked Emery after 18 months of being in charge. Gunners are 13 points behind Leicester. The situation forces Rodgers to ask, “Why would I want to leave Leicester City at this time?”
Rodgers talked of the rumors regarding the position at Emirates. He said, “I have a contract here until 2022. This is far. I know managers are losing their jobs. But the club has not indicated to me that they are going to sack me.”
“I am working with a group of players who have so much potential. I gave an honest answer about how all managers have some sort of clause in their contracts. Suddenly, that seems to have thrown a door wide open.”
“For me, I repeat. I am happy here. Very happy here. I feel I want to continue with that. From that, take what you want.”