Brendan Rodgers has been linked with the vacant manager’s job at Arsenal following his success with Leicester.
Arsenal next manager: Brendan Rodgers set to extend Leicester contract in a few days

Arsenal next manager: Brendan Rodgers set to extend Leicester contract in a few days

Arsenal next manager: Brendan Rodgers set to extend Leicester contract in a few days

Arsenal next manager: Brendan Rodgers set to extend Leicester contract in a few days

Arsenal next manager: Brendan Rodgers set to extend Leicester contract in a few days

Arsenal next manager: Brendan Rodgers set to extend Leicester contract in a few days
Arsenal next manager: Brendan Rodgers set to extend Leicester contract in a few days
  • 2019-12-06 08:45:10 2 months ago
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Brendan Rodgers could sign a contract extension at Leicester in the next few days to kill off links with Arsenal, according to reports. Rodgers has been one of the standout names linked with the Gunners following Unai Emery’s sacking last week given his impressive work at Leicester over the last 10 months.

The Northern Irishman penned a three-year deal at the King Power Stadium in February but could already extend his stay beyond 2022 as the club look to tie him down.

Rodgers has had to answer questions about his future over the past week and revealed that he has a release clause which would need to be met before he could leave the Foxes.

That figure is reportedly £14million - a fee which would make Arsenal chiefs pull on their collars - and it could rise with revised terms which Leicester are set to offer.

According to The Telegraph, the club are putting the finishing touches to a new contract lucrative extension.

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Arsenal next manager: Brendan Rodgers set to extend Leicester contract in next few days

Arsenal next manager: Brendan Rodgers set to extend Leicester contract in next few days (Image: Getty)

Rodgers currently pockets £5m a year but that figure is set to rise, as is the compensation any club would have to pay to lure him away from the East Midlands.

The report claims Rodgers, who is happy at Leicester, could sign on in the next few days, which would effectively end Arsenal’s chances of appointing the former Liverpool boss.

Rodgers has been seen as a prime candidate by the club given his strong communication skills and vibrant style of play but they may have to move on swiftly to find Emery’s long-term successor.

Rodgers’ happiness at Leicester is understandable; the club sit second in the Premier League with their best-ever start to a top-flight season and are set to move to a £100m, state-of-the-art training ground next season.

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The 46-year-old spoke glowingly of his current club when first posed with questions about the Arsenal job - digesting the links as a complement.

“I think exactly the same as I always have done: it’s something that naturally happens,” he said.

“When you’re doing ok, people want to take you away from something that you really enjoy. If you’re not linked then it doesn’t matter.

“It’s always the case, whenever jobs come up, there’s always a number of names. I’ve said a number of times that we’re at the beginning of something here.

Arsenal next manager: Brendan Rodgers set to extend Leicester contract in next few days

Arsenal next manager: Brendan Rodgers set to extend Leicester contract in next few days (Image: Getty)

“I’ve absolutely loved every minute since I came here and have a good relationship with the people that run the club.

“My relationship with the players is really strong and it feels as if we’re beginning something really exciting.

“This is a game where there is so much gossip and speculation around many things and obviously people’s roles and people’s jobs are one of them.

“I’m experienced enough now to take it with a pinch of salt. It’s a sign that we’re working well, but that’s all it is. That’s just how the game works.

“Even when you’re in a job, I’m sure at some point in time when it doesn’t go as well for me here, there’ll be four, five, six managers linked with the job.”

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Rodgers went on to reference his past decisions as a coach to suggest he will stay at Leicester for a while yet.

He added: “I’m very happy. I know when I left Celtic it was tough and it seemed fairly quick, but I think if you trace my career, apart from when I got the sack at Reading, I was in a job for at least a few years.

“I came to Leicester with a purpose and the reason was that I felt I could help the club develop and grow and take on that responsibility that the ownership had given me.

“I’m so happy here. Every part of my life, my footballing life, I’ve always enjoyed working with the players that I have and none more so than these guys. They’ve been brilliant since I came in. For me as a coach, that relationship is so important.

“I’m getting great joy in seeing what we do on the training field bring into the games. We’re 13 games in and I’m really enjoying the progression. We still have a lot of work to do and I hope I’ll be here to see that through.”

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Arsenal next manager: Brendan Rodgers set to extend Leicester contract in a few days