‘Tottenham are a great club, one of the biggest clubs in Britain, but I’m just in a really happy place in my life’: Brendan Rodgers explains why he has snubbed interest from Spurs to stay at Leicester
- Tottenham are on the lookout for a new manager after sacking Jose Mourinho
- Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has made his interest in Brendan Rodgers no secret
- Rodgers joined Leicester in 2019 and is likely to steer the side to a top-four finish
- The Leicester manager has called Spurs ‘one of the biggest clubs in Britain’
- But the northern Irishman’s interest lies with building and improving Leicester
Brendan Rodgers has reiterated his happiness at Leicester after rebuffing fresh interest from Tottenham.
Rodgers was high on Spurs chairman Daniel Levy’s wishlist of potential successors to sacked former manager Jose Mourinho.
Spurs are understood to have made another attempt this week to ascertain Rodgers’ interest.
Brendan Rodgers is in high demand after a hugely successful two seasons with Leicester
Rodgers described the north Londoners as one of Britain’s biggest clubs but has no plans to leave the King Power Stadium or a squad he believes can only get better.
Rodgers, who has steered Leicester to third in the league and into next month’s FA Cup final, said: ‘I’m very, very happy here. I have a huge respect here for the players, the board and I really feel that I want to continue my work here.
‘I’ve got a set of players that give me their heart and soul every single day and also I can see a future here in terms of the development of the squad.
Rodgers has no plans to leave Leicester or a squad he believes can only get better in time
‘I’ve got a really strong relationship with the board. We work very closely together.
‘I always knew what the challenge was coming here, to try and improve the squad, and over the last couple of years what we’ve been able to do is build an infrastructure around behaviour and creating a mindset in order to win.
‘That’s not easy but you see now the mentality around developing that will and desire to win.
Daniel Levy is understood to have made an attempt to make Rodgers the Tottenham manager
‘Now for the next period of years let’s see if we can roll that out now, can we continually evolve.
‘Tottenham is a great club, one of the biggest clubs in Britain but for me I’m just in a really, really happy place in my life.’
Meanwhile, Rodgers confirmed winger Harvey Barnes will miss the rest of the season, and has had his Euro 2020 finals hopes ended, after requiring a minor, second operation ‘to clear up some damage’ in the knee he injured against Arsenal in February.