Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has responded about Manchester United links in the press conference ahead of a crucial encounter against Arsenal.
Following the 5-0 thrashing against Liverpool, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job is in jeopardy. Plenty of names have appeared to become the next Manchester United manager. And now as per ESPN, the Foxes boss is leading that race if the Norwegian manager was to be sacked.
Speaking with the press conference ahead of Saturday’s game – quoted by the Mirror – the Northern Irishman stated that he doesn’t think about these speculations and the fans might be tired of hearing rumours all the time either about a player or the manager.
The manager further claimed that he is looking forward to his current job and taking the King Power club to the next level where they can compete in the European competitions and challenge for the titles. He said:
“I don’t even think about it – and that’s the brutal honesty. I’m sure the supporters are probably tired of it. At Leicester, there is always a link. My focus is always here with Leicester and developing the football club on to that next level, where you’re competing for European football and challenging for honours.”
Will appointing Brendan Rodgers make Manchester United a title contender?
Whereas appointing Brendan Rodgers might not be a good idea for the Manchester United hierarchy. If they want to compete for the big honours. The former Liverpool boss hasn’t had great success during his managerial career and leading the Red Devils to a title challenge might be very tough for him.
With the Northern Irishman’s record being very poor against the elite managers like Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel. Appointing Rodgers might not be a huge upgrade for the Old Trafford outfit.
Meanwhile, after the loss against Liverpool. While Manchester United will be travelling to North London to encounter Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon. Solskjaer’s future is heavily reliant on this game as anything but a win might seal his fate.
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