Brendan Rodgers: I’m happy, why would I want to leave Leicester?
Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers has debunked any rumours of his possible move to Arsenal.
The 46-year-old Northern Irishman has led the Foxes to second in the Premier League. Rodgers has previously admitted there is an exit clause in his contract but said: “Why would I want to leave Leicester City at this time?
“I am very happy so would have no need to look elsewhere.”
Rodgers joined Leicester in February, and so far this season, he has seen his team win 10 of their first 14 league matches.
Arsenal sacked Emery after 18 months in charge during their longest winless run since 1992.
The Gunners, who are eighth in the table, 13 points behind Leicester, are in search of a permanent replacement. But in the meantime, they have placed their former midfielder Freddie Ljungberg as interim coach.
Rodgers said of the rumours regarding the position at the Emirates: “I have a contract here until 2022. Thus far, I know managers are losing their jobs, the club have 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 and 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. Take from that what you want.”