Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers responds to speculation about Arsenal position

Brendan Rodgers says his "focus is very much with Leicester" despite Arsenal speculation

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery (Photo: Screengrab)

Brendan Rodgers reiterated that he is focused on Leicester City when asked about speculation linking the Northern Irishman with the Arsenal job.

The Gunners are looking to appoint a new permanent manager after the north London side sacked Unai Emery last week following their worst run since 1992.

Freddie Ljungberg is in temporary charge of the Arsenal team as the Gunners hierarchy look to find a make a permanent appointment to succeed Emery at The Emirates.

Arsenal have been linked with the likes of Patrick Vieira, Nuno Espirito Santo, Carlo Ancelotti and Mikel Arteta since Emery’s departure last Friday.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is another name that has been put forward in the media in recent days.

Rodgers has transformed Leicester into title challengers since his appointment at the King Power Stadium back in February.

Leicester are in second place in the Premier League table and eight points adrift of leaders Liverpool FC after Sunday’s 2-1 win over Everton.

Asked about a reported clause in his contract worth £14m to Leicester if he is lured away from the Foxes, Rodgers told Sky Sports on Sunday:

“There probably is [a clause] in most manager’s contracts. It is all hypothetical.

“My focus is very much with Leicester. I made a change nine months ago and I have been very happy since I came here. We still have a lot of work to do.

“Most manager’s contracts will have something in but my focus is here.”

Rodgers previously led Liverpool FC to a second-placed finish in 2014 after the Reds narrowly missed out on a first Premier League title.

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