Brendan Rodgers dismisses Leicester City transfer link

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has stressed that he is clearly content with the proceedings at Parkhead and he is not thinking about a bigger challenge elsewhere. The Northern Irishman has been linked with a number of high-profile vacancies over the past 12 months and his future has once again come under question after Leicester City recently sacked Claude Puel from the helm.

Speaking to BBC Scotland, Rodgers was asked whether he would consider an approach from the Premier League champions but his response was in the negative while insisting that he has no plans of leaving the Glasgow giants anytime soon, he said: “My job is to concentrate on the football aspect, and that is with Celtic. I’ve been stood here for two and a half years and I’ve been asked similar questions, my message is always very, very clear, I’m very concentrated on the game.”

In the past 24 hours, there have been suggestions that Rodgers could be handed the caretaker role at Leicester City but that may not be the case with the former Liverpool boss determined to stay put with the Scottish champions. As such, the east Midlands outfit are likely to look elsewhere for probable recruits and it remains to be seen whether they can find a quick fix for the remainder of the campaign.

The Foxes were going through an excellent run during the festive period where they secured shock triumphs over Manchester City and Chelsea but their form thereafter nosedived with a poor string of results at the King Power Stadium. As such the hierarchy had no choice but to part ways with Puel after the recent Crystal Palace defeat.

The east Midlands outfit have managed just one point from the past six league matches and that came during the 1-1 draw against Liverpool on the road. Next up they are scheduled to face Brighton & Hove Albion at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night and the match offers them a chance to return to winning ways, given Brighton are likewise going through a tough league run and barely succeed on the road.