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Brendan Rodgers Explains Decision to Turn Down Tottenham in Favour of Staying at Leicester

Tottenham want Brendan Rodgers to replace Jose Mourinho at the club
Tottenham want Brendan Rodgers to replace Jose Mourinho at the club / Pool/Getty Images

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has explained his decision to turn down Tottenham as they continue their search for a manager to replace the recently sacked Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho was let go by Spurs following an absymal run of form, and Rodgers reportedly topped Daniel Levy's list of potential managers. However, the Scotsman revealed that he turned down any approaches, and admitted he has no plans to leave the King Power Stadium.

He said, "I’m very, very happy here. I have a huge respect here for the players, the board and I really feel that I want to continue my work here. I’ve got a set of players that give me their heart and soul every single day and also I can see a future here in terms of the development of the squad. I’ve got a really strong relationship with the board. We work very closely together. "

Rodgers added, "I always knew what the challenge was coming here, to try and improve the squad, and over the last couple of years what we’ve been able to do is build an infrastructure around behaviour and creating a mindset in order to win. That’s not easy but you see now the mentality around developing that will and desire to win."

He concluded with the future in mind as well as Tottenham links as he said, "Now for the next period of years let’s see if we can roll that out now, can we continually evolve. Tottenham is a great club, one of the biggest clubs in Britain but for me I’m just in a really, really happy place in my life."

Spurs will now have to turn to other targets, including Ajax coach Erik ten Hag and Ralf Rangnick.