Why Rodgers would be crazy to consider Gunners
Brendan Rodgers has said he is not interested in the Arsenal job, and they are wise words because he would be crazy to leave Leicester for the Gunners.
It comes as no surprise to see Rodgers’ name linked with the Gunners position following the sacking of Unai Emery, and there probably would have been a time when he would have jumped at the opportunity. But now is not the time.
Why? Because he is on to a good thing with his current club Leicester and would be mad to walk away for the rebuilding job that would await at Arsenal.
Rodgers has worked wonders in a short time, guiding the Foxes to second in the Premier League, and barring an absolute disaster, Champions League football should be returning to the King Power Stadium next season.
And who is to say they cannot push Liverpool all the way for the Premier League title this season, or at the very least keep Jurgen Klopp and his side on their toes for the remainder of the season.
Not only that, there is the possibility of winning some silverware this season with Leicester still involved in both the Carabao and FA Cup.
He has a very talented squad at his disposal, working with some of the best young players in the Premier League and has the backing of the club’s rich owners who have not been shy to put their hands in their pockets when needed.
It is fair to say that Leicester are in a much stronger position than Arsenal as things stand and could remain that way over the next few seasons at the very least, so why jump ship?
At a time when most managers are walking a tightrope, not knowing how long they will be in a job for – barring Klopp and Guardiola – Rodgers is as safe as it gets.
That would not be the case if he moved to Arsenal, where the pressure would be on straight away, and if the results did not flow quickly then it would really be on.
And what would be the best he could expect as Arsenal manager? The Premier League title would be a no-go. The Gunners are way behind Liverpool and Manchester City. Place in the top four? Piece of silverware? As mentioned above Rodgers can achieve that with Leicester.
There is absolutely no reason for Rodgers to leave Leicester for Arsenal and he has done the right thing in ruling himself out of the running early doors.