Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has urged Brendan Rodgers to turn down an approach from Tottenham and to remain with the Foxes for the time being.
Speaking to Hampshire Live, the Saints boss believes that the Leicester City manager has no reason to leave the UEFA Champions League-chasing club, with Tottenham reportedly interested in hiring Rodgers following the sacking of Jose Mourinho as reported by Sky Sports News.
Leicester are on the brink of qualifying for Europe’s elite club competition for the first time since their historic league winning campaign a year after they finished fifth in the Premier League standings, and Hasenhuttl believes that this rise in reputation and standing in the English top-flight means Rodgers will remain with the Foxes.
The Austrian manager said: “I don’t know what he is thinking, but in his position, it is not about the money anymore. It is more about having fun in your job and at this moment he definitely enjoys his job at Leicester. He has everything he wants. He is successful with a very strong side and they are maybe part of the Champions League next season.”
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The so-called ‘big six’ in the Premier League have remained an isolated pack from the remaining 14 teams in the division for quite some time, though Leicester’s recent rise under Rodgers could likely see this group of clubs break-up with the Foxes almost certain to claim a Champions League spot in the table this season.
The former Celtic manager has been a sensation for Leicester, taking them into a new realm following from their shock Premier League title win five years ago and establishing the Foxes as one of the top teams in the country with one of the best squads in the division, and although Spurs boast an impressive stadium and are part of the established ‘big-six’, Rodgers is better suited to achieve a legacy and silverware with the club he is currently at.