London (AFP) – Brendan Rodgers says he has no thoughts about leaving Leicester following reports that Tottenham made tentative enquiries before replacing sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino with Jose Mourinho.
Spurs announced Mourinho as their new head coach on Wednesday, just hours after dismissing Pochettino.
Rodgers moved to Leicester from Scottish champions Celtic in February and has made a huge impact at the King Power Stadium, taking the Foxes to second in the Premier League table.
When asked about links to other clubs during his pre-match press conference on Thursday, the Northern Irishman said he was happy and committed to the project at Leicester.
“There is nothing to talk about on it. The game is full of gossip and speculation,” said Rodgers, whose side resume their Premier League campaign away at Brighton on Saturday.
“The only thing I will say is I was very happy here at Leicester, I’ve literally just joined the club in February.
“Everything has been great since we’ve been in. We have a project here that we want to develop over the next number of years.
James Maddison will be fit for the trip to Brighton after recovering from a minor calf injury that ruled him out of England’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Kosovo.
The midfielder finally made his debut for England at Wembley in the 7-0 demolition of Montenegro and Rodgers was pleased to see him get his first cap for his country.
“James is fine. He has trained the last few days and he is OK,” said the Leicester boss.
“We’re all very happy for James (to make his England debut). He’s shown he’s a big-game player, with his goals scored against Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs.”
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