Brendan Rodgers has reacted to links with the vacant Tottenham Hotspur manager’s job, insisting that he is happy at Leicester City – in comments reported by Leicestershire Live.
Daniel Levy is looking for Jose Mourinho’s successor after parting company with the Portuguese at the start of this week.
And it appears that Rodgers is one of the names on his radar. The Times reported this week that he is a potential candidate along with Julian Nagelsmann.
Rodgers has done a tremendous job at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes are in contention for a top four spot in the Premier League. And they booked their place in the FA Cup final at the weekend.
And the Northern Irishman has seemingly looked to distance himself from the links – though he did express some admiration for Spurs.
“There is always speculation,” he said, as reported by Leicestershire Live. “Every job that comes up, there will be managers speculated. I love it here. Tottenham is a fantastic club.
“My focus is here. We have a world-class training facility, we have a project here. I have a great connection with the players and the board, and we have plans to keep progressing. While I have that energy I am very happy to be here. I don’t think about it.”
Sceptics may suggest that Rodgers has left the door just the slightest bit open. And in truth, that may be a smart move.
There is so much uncertainty surrounding all levels of football right now. No one seems to know what the future holds for the likes of Spurs or Leicester.
So Rodgers may not feel in a position to completely close himself off to any opportunity at this stage.