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Chris Sutton questions why Brendan Rodgers would consider joining Arsenal or Tottenham

Chris Sutton has rubbished claims that Brendan Rodgers could be tempted to leave Leicester City this summer to join Tottenham Hotspur – or even Arsenal – when asked about the Foxes manager’s future on Stadium Astro.

Leicester suffered a blow in their hopes of securing Champions League football on Tuesday evening when Chelsea beat the Foxes 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. Goals from Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho cancelled out Kelechi Iheanacho’s second-half strike.

The race for the top four sees Chelsea sit in third on 67, while Leicester are in fourth on 66 – with both just one game to play. Liverpool, meanwhile, have two games to play and sit on 63. The Reds have a goal difference one better than Leicester.

Asked if Leicester fail to get Champions League football, whether Rodgers might consider leaving Leicester amid reports Tottenham are interested – Sutton rubbished any idea that the ex-Liverpool gaffer could join Spurs, or their enemies Arsenal.

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“Why would Brendan Rodgers go to a smaller club, like Tottenham?” Sutton said. “Why would he go when their star man wants out? He’s got a good team at Leicester.

“Why would he want to go to Tottenham, or Arsenal, at this stage? The North London clubs are not doing very well at the moment, and he’s just won the FA Cup. Come on, it’s not going to happen.”

TBR’s view – Rodgers would clearly be a brilliant appointment

For either side. Tottenham are obviously on the lookout more so than Arsenal, given Ryan Mason is only at Spurs on an interim basis. Arsenal still have Mikel Arteta at the helm – but there are doubts to whether he can take the Gunners forward.

Rodgers would be a stunning appointment for either club and at some point during his managerial career, he could well manage either of the North London sides. But this summer? Surely not. He has a £192-a-week (Express) contract until 2025.

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