Brendan Rodgers says he’s ‘200 per cent’ STAYING at Leicester when asked about Tottenham links after missing out on top-four finish
Brendan Rodgers has assuaged Leicester supporters’ fears and said he is ‘200 per cent’ staying at the club.
Rodgers guided the Foxes to their first ever FA Cup last week as they beat Chelsea 1-0 in front of 21,000 spectators at Wembley.
He has since been linked with a move to Tottenham, who co-incidentally beat Leicester 4-2 on the final day of the season, denying them a path to next season’s Champions League.
Spurs are searching for a new manager since parting ways with Jose Mourinho, and there has been some suggestion that Rodgers could be targeted.
When asked if he can reassure Leicester fans, Rodgers told talkSPORT’s Sam Matterface: “Yeah, 200 per cent. I absolutely love it here.
“Tottenham is a club that’s one of the biggest clubs in Europe, it’s a fantastic club, the stadium’s amazing, they’ve got great players and obviously they’ll be looking for a manager in the summer.
“But for me, I absolutely love it here.
“We’re in the middle of a project that we’re two-and-a-half years in.
“All I’m interested in now is going away, reflecting on the game, having a break, recover – it’s been an intense couple of seasons.
“And then ready, get a plan in place again for next season, come back ready to fight again and challenge the elite.”
Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan said earlier this week that Rodgers should not even entertain the idea of switching to Spurs.
“Tottenham is not an upward move for him. It’s a sideways move, to some extent,” Jordan told talkSPORT.
“If you embrace all the ingredients that Tottenham Hotspur should be, it would be an upwards move, but that’s should be, would be, and could be.
“The reality of it is Leicester is a far better football club in many ways. I said this earlier on in the season, Leicester are a brilliant football club and are a better team than Man United, everyone went up in arms at the fact I made that observation and they proceeded to beat United in the cup semi-final.
“Brendan has got the football nous to know when to stick and know when to twist and Tottenham is not a big enough job to potentially jump from Leicester to Tottenham, especially when you have to work with Daniel and work under Daniel’s regime.
“You haven’t got this love in of an owner who will defer to you and give you what you want. You’ve got Daniel who operates how he does, which is at times economically right for Tottenham but right now it isn’t right for Tottenham achievement wise.
“Leicester have done something Tottenham haven’t done for 13 years, that’s win a cup.”