LONDON – Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers has dismissed hypothesis linking him with Manchester United as strain mounts on Outdated Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Rodgers is believed to be one of many main contenders to exchange Solskjaer if the under-fire Norwegian will get the sack.
United journey to Watford on Saturday with Solskjaer determined for a victory after his facet's lacklustre defeat towards Manchester Metropolis earlier than the worldwide break.
That loss got here sizzling on the heels of a humiliating 5-0 house thrashing by the hands of bitter rivals Liverpool, leaving Solskjaer combating to avoid wasting his job.
Rodgers, who led Leicester to FA Cup glory final season, was requested whether or not he could be enthusiastic about taking on at United throughout his press convention on Thursday forward of Leicester's conflict with Chelsea this weekend.
"There's two issues. Firstly it’s actually disrespectful to ask the query when you have got a supervisor in place, a very good supervisor and a very good man, who’s working exhausting on the membership," Rodgers stated.
"Secondly I can't actually touch upon it, as a result of it isn’t one thing that’s actual.
"I’m right here because the Leicester Metropolis supervisor, proud to be right here, privileged to be right here and totally dedicated to the gamers, the membership, the possession.
"That's about it, all the opposite noise round that’s one thing we are able to't management."
It’s not the primary time Rodgers has been the topic of hypothesis over different jobs throughout his spell on the King Energy Stadium, having been linked to Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle in recent times.
Whereas the gossip doesn’t trouble him, he says it might probably have a destabilising impact.
"It doesn't frustrate me as a result of my focus is all the time on the lookout for the subsequent sport. The one membership I’m serious about is Chelsea and preparing for that," Rodgers stated.
"It’s irritating for our supporters and in addition my gamers, if anybody is to learn something that’s on the market then that may destabilise.
"It’s one thing that’s the trendy sport, a number of hypothesis and gossip, it's all a part of the trendy sport but it surely's not one thing I’ve any deal with."