Leicester City take on Legia Warsaw in the Europa League on Thursday night and Brendan Rodgers has addressed rumours about the Manchester United job during his press conference.
The Foxes are still looking to book their place in the knockout stages of the Europa League, and the pressure is on after a show start to their Premier League campaign — sitting 12th in the table.
Rodgers has been trying to downplay speculation linking him with the United job and he was asked about it again today following Sunday’s dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The former Liverpool manager reaffirmed his desire to remain at the King Power Stadium, saying (as per Leicester Mercury): “I don’t take it as anything. It’s not real. There’s always gossip and that will be there until they appoint a full-time manager. My commitment is to here. The culture here is about the development of the players, and that’s where I see it, even more-so in this period. I respect you guys have stories to do and to create a narrative, but that doesn’t include me.”
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Brendan Rodgers reaffirms his commitment to Leicester amid links with Manchester United vacancy pic.twitter.com/6n8LmeoLcr
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) November 24, 2021
Footage courtesy of Sky Sports.
SN’s verdict on Rodgers potentially landing the United job…
There is no denying that the Northern Ireland coach would be a better tactician than Solskjaer, but is he the right fit to challenge the likes of Pep Guardiola or Jurgen Klopp?
It’s crucial that United get their next permanent appointment right but I am not convinced Rodgers is the man to bring league titles back to Old Trafford.
In my opinion, for what it’s worth, Mauricio Pochettino is the only manager that stands out at the moment.