Leicester coach Rodgers denies talks with Manchester United

Leicester coach Rodgers denies talks with Manchester United

Leicester City coach Brendan Rodgers has denied speculation that he will take over as Manchester United’s new coach, succeeding Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

And who suffers from disappointing results, and described those rumors as “disrespectful” to the coach of the Red Devils.

The Leicester boss has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, with United boss Solskjaer coming under fire in recent weeks after defeats to rivals Liverpool and Manchester City respectively.

Brendan Rodgers confirmed: “Suggestions that he would be willing to swap Leicester for United are not true, and he says his only focus is on preparing Leicester for their next game – at home to Chelsea on Saturday.

Addressing the speculation, Rodgers told Sky Sports: “There are two things. First, it’s really disrespectful to ask when you have a manager [Ole Gunnar Solskjaer] in his place, a good manager and a good guy, working for the club.”

“Secondly, I can’t really comment on it because it’s something unreal. I’m here as Leicester City coach, I’m proud to be here, it’s a pleasure to be here and totally committed to the players, the club, the ownership.

“That’s really about it. All the other hype around this is something we can’t control. I’ve been focused, as I’ve done in my career so the only club I can think of is Chelsea and prepare for that.”

Rodgers appeared less concerned about the impact of the speculation on him than the rumors could do to both Leicester fans and players, who are likely to be more likely to be disturbed by outside noise.

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