Leicester's Brendan Rodgers rejects the idea of joining Tottenham

Wed 28 April 2021 | 10:00

As per reports, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has no desire to take over at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Lilywhites fired Jose Mourinho last week and named Ryan Mason as interim manager until the season's end. 

Rodgers and Julian Nagelsmann were regarded as two of the leading candidates to succeed Mourinho on a permanent basis. 

On the other hand, Bayern Munich has announced that Nagelsmann will be in charge of the Bavarians next season. 

According to

Sky Sports

, Rodgers has now ruled himself out of contention.

The Northern Irishman took over as manager of Leicester in 2019 and guided the club to a fifth-spot finish in the

Premier League

in his first full season in charge. 

The Foxes were in the top four for most of last season before falling out of the

Champions League

positions late in the season. 

Rodgers, on the other hand, is poised to lead Leicester into Europe's top flight this season, with Monday's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace lifting his team seven points clear of the fifth position. 

Leicester has now advanced to the

FA Cup

final, where the club hopes to win the competition for the first time in its history. 

Rodgers claims Leicester is well-positioned to challenge for European football season after season.

As a result, Tottenham will have to look somewhere else as they launch their quest for a new boss.

"Tottenham is a fantastic club, it's one of the big clubs in this country, it's a huge club. My focus is purely here," Rodgers said when quizzed about the rumors last week.

"I'm at a world-class training facility, the project we're in here, we still want to develop, we still have a lot of work to do here. 

"I have a great connection with the players and the board, and we have plans to keep progressing."


source: SportMob