Brendan Rodgers rules out move to Tottenham Spurs

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Brendan Rodgers,Leicester City coach, confirmed that he has no desire to leave the Premier League club for the vacant position at Tottenham Hotspur.

The 48-year-old former Liverpool and Celtic boss had been touted as a leading contender. To replace Jose Mourinho, who was sacked by Spurs last week.

Leicester are third in the Premier League — on track to qualify for next season’s Champions League. While Spurs are five points off the top four after a disappointing season.

“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,” Rodgers said, according to media reports.

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“I have a huge respect here for the players, the board and I really feel that I want to continue my work here.

“I’m very, very happy here and I’m happy because 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.”

The Northern Irishman, who joined Leicester in 2019. So, he said, he had a strong relationship with the board at the King Power Stadium.

“I think over the last couple of years what we’ve been able to do is build an infrastructure around behaviour. And also creating a mindset in order to win,” he said.

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“That’s not easy and it’s taken us a couple of years. But you see now the mentality around developing that will and desire to win.

“And now for the next period of years let’s see if we can roll that out now that we’ve created that mentality.”

German champions Bayern Munich announced this week RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann. Who had also been linked with the Tottenham job, would be joining them from next season.

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