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Brendan Rodgers rules out leaving Leicester amid Arsenal rumors – BBC News, BBC News


                    

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers

                

                

Rodgers has lost only two league matches this term, away to Manchester United and Liverpool

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has dismissed speculation linking him with the vacant Arsenal manager’s post.

The 46 – year-old Northern Irishman has led the Foxes to second in the Premier League andis a contenderto replace Unai Emery, who wassacked last week.

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.”

Former Liverpool and Celtic manager Rodgers was appointed at Leicester in February and after presiding over a ninth-place finish last term, he has seen his team win 10 of their first 14 league matches this season.

Arsenal sacked Emery after 18 months in charge during their longest winless run since

The Gunners, who are eighth in the table, 13 points behind Leicester, have placed their former midfielder Freddie Ljungberg

Rodgers said of the rumors 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. “

 

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