Rodgers ‘very happy’ at Leicester following Tottenham link

Leicester City
Steve Walsh believes manager Brendan Rodgers is the right man to take Leicester City onto the next level.

Brendan Rodgers insists he has no plans to leave Leicester City following reports he was wanted by Tottenham to replace Mauricio Pochettino.

Rodgers has done a fantastic job with Leicester since taking charge on February 26 and he has led the club to second place in the Premier League this season, level on 26 points with third-place Chelsea and eight behind table-toppers Liverpool.

Whenever a big managerial role is talked about, the Northern Irishman’s name regularly pops up and that was the case on Tuesday evening after Spurs made the shock call to sack Argentine Pochettino.

However, just hours after the dismissal, former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was named as Spurs’ new head coach and reports have since emerged claiming the Portuguese’s representatives were in talks about the role three weeks ago.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is believed to have made a tentative enquiry about Rodgers’ availability prior to Mourinho’s appointment, but the ex-Celtic boss has remained at the King Power Stadium and he insists he is enjoying life with the 2015/16 Premier League champions.

“There is nothing to talk about on it. The game is full of gossip and speculation,” he said. “The only thing I will say is I was very happy here at Leicester, I’ve literally just joined the club in February.

“Everything has been great since we’ve been in. We have a project here that we want to develop over the next number of years. That’s my sole focus, along with the team and the staff and the club here.

Rodgers’ men return to domestic action on Saturday when they make the trip to the AMEX Stadium to take on Brighton, whose two-game winning run came to an end just before the international break when losing 3-1 at Manchester United.

The Foxes, who are on a five-game winning run in all competitions, are unbeaten in their four PL meetings against the Seagulls – winning three and drawing one – with the last encounter ending in a 2-1 victory for Leicester back in February.