Brendan Rodgers plays down rumours over Arsenal link


Brendan Rodgers played down rumours that he could move to Premier League rivals Arsenal from Leicester, but hinted that he does have a clause in his contract that could allow him to move away from the King Power Stadium.

When asked about the Arsenal link and a potential clause in his contract, the Foxes' boss revealed: "There probably is in most managers' contracts".

"But I think it was a total different scale of feelings in the dressing room (to recent losses)". This is an ambition to come here and help the club arrive into the top six.

"For me, I repeat, I'm very happy here".

Carragher is right to suggest that Rodgers would earn a reputation for "jumping ship" if he left Leicester now, given how he hasn't even been in the job for a year.

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Leicester have won 10 of their 14 league games this season and have 32 points ― three points more than they had at this stage of their remarkable 2015-16 title-winning season. Alisson pulled off a good couple of saves so I think we were in the game all the way whereas the recent Norwich game we weren't in the game so much. I've been so happy to come into here to work with the players. This time, however, they are not just chiselling out results, they are playing with a flair that Ranieri's side often lacked.

Leicester also have the best defence in the league, conceding nine goals and enjoying six clean sheets with a centre back pairing of the veteran Jonny Evans and 23-year-old Caglar Soyuncu ― the latter proving to be the biggest surprise.

First the Nigerian set up Jamie Vardy's equaliser, then in stoppage time he burst forward to seal the victory. Thus far, I know managers are losing their jobs, the club have not indicated to me that they are going to sack me.

With another seven fixtures to go in December, the Northern Irishman revealed he and his coaching team will evaluate the situation and the necessity to rotate over the festive period.