Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has played down reports linking him with a move to Manchester United. 

Rodgers is reportedly United’s number one target should the club sack Ole Gunnar Solksjaer who is under pressure to deliver. The 48-year-old has however shut down the reports branding the speculation as ‘really disrespectful’ and ‘not real’.

“Firstly, it’s really disrespectful for you [a reporter] to ask the question when there is a manager in place – a good manager and a good man – who’s working at the club,” Rodgers in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Foxes’ Premier League clash with Chelsea on Saturday.

“And secondly, I can’t really comment on it because it’s something that’s not real.”

Leicester commitment

“I’m here as the Leicester City manager; proud to be here, privileged to be here, and fully committed to the players, the club, and the ownership. And that’s about it, really. All the other noise around that is something we can’t control.”

Chelsea game

“The only other club I’m thinking about is Chelsea and getting ready for that.”

“It’s obviously frustrating for supporters and also my players if anyone is to read anything out there, then, of course, that can destabilize [us].”

“But from a personal perspective, it’s something that it’s in the modern game.”

United is also linked with Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane and Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.


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