It appears that evidently not a day has passed by not too long ago the place Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job isn’t in jeopardy, however one of many so-called potential replacements that Man United is reported to have lined up isn’t shopping for it.
Leicester Metropolis supervisor Brendan Rodgers squashed all discuss of him leaving the King Energy Stadium for Previous Trafford, talking Thursday forward of Leicester’s match vs. Premier League-leading Chelsea. Rodgers’ aspect entered the worldwide break on the heels of a loss to Arsenal and a draw in opposition to Leeds United that noticed the membership fall to twelfth in a league whose desk is terribly congested after 11 video games, however however, he has been touted as a candidate to interchange Solskjaer, ought to Man United make the transfer.
The Pink Devils missed out on the prospect to rent Antonio Conte, who wound up at Tottenham, and Rodgers has discovered himself on the middle of the dialog. He did what he might to take himself out of it, whereas stating his need to stay at Leicester Metropolis, the place he has gained the FA Cup and Neighborhood Defend however completed in need of the highest 4 after late-season collapses in every of the final two years. He beforehand loved success at Celtic, which dominated the home competitions underneath Rodgers’ watch.
“Firstly, it is actually disrespectful so that you can ask the query when there’s a supervisor in place on the membership,” Rodgers mentioned. “Secondly, I can not actually touch upon it as a result of it is not actual. I am proud to be right here at Leicester Metropolis. It’s irritating for supporters and my gamers, however from a private perspective, it’s one thing that is within the fashionable recreation, however one thing I’ve no concentrate on by any means.
“I’ve received an enormous respect for Khun High [Leicester’s owner] and the safety of his father’s legacy. I really feel I am in the appropriate place, on the proper time, with the appropriate folks.”
Rodgers signed a long-term contract with Leicester in 2019, one which was meant to maintain him in cost via 2025.
Solskjaer, in the meantime, has come underneath fireplace for Man United’s kind after a summer time during which it signed Jadon Sancho and Raphaël Varane earlier than sensationally bringing again Cristiano Ronaldo. The Pink Devils sit sixth within the Premier League after three losses of their final 4 video games. They’re at present atop their Champions League group because of late targets from Ronaldo in every of the final three video games and have a pivotal match vs. Villarreal on Tuesday within the penultimate recreation of group play.
If Man United had been to make a training change, the worldwide break would have been essentially the most smart time to take action from a ti. Aston Villa swapped Dean Smith for Steven Gerrard (Smith then promptly changed Daniel Farke at Norwich Metropolis), whereas Newcastle employed Eddie Howe all throughout the final couple of weeks.
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