Brendan Rodgers finally responds to news that he’d replace Solskjaer

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Brendan Rodgers has again, reacted to swelling rumours, linking him with a move to Manchester United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is well still in charge, but with pressure continuing to mount on the Norwegian, reports say he could still get sacked if things don’t improve, and Rodgers is favourite to replace him.

But while speaking during his pre-match press conference, the Leicester City manager said there’s no truth in those reports, adding that he remains committed to his role with the Foxes.

He said, “Firstly, it’s really disrespectful for you to ask the question when there is a manager in place at the club. A good manager and a good man who is working at the club,’ Rodgers said ahead of Saturday’s clash with Chelsea.

“Secondly, I can’t really comment on it because it’s not real. I’m proud to be here at Leicester City. I’m privileged to be here and I’m fully committed to the players, the club and the ownership. All the other noise is something we can’t control.

“The only thing I’m thinking about is Chelsea and getting ready for that.

“It’s obviously frustrating for supporters and my players. If anyone were to read anything that is out there then it can destabilise.

“It’s something that is in the modern game, much more now, lots of speculation, lots of gossip. But is all part of the game and is something I have no focus on whatsoever.”

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