Brendan Rodgers delivers statement about future after Leicester miss out on CL

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Brendan Rodgers has stated that he is fully committed to the project at Leicester City despite the club falling short of Champions League qualification for the second season running.

Rodgers had already ruled himself out of contention for the Tottenham job but reports continued to indicate that Daniel Levy had not given up hope of swooping for the former Liverpool boss.

Some sources claimed that the Spurs chairman was confident that he could convince Rodgers to jump ship if Leicester missed out on a top-four finish.

Despite taking the lead on two occasions yesterday, the Foxes found themselves unable to hold on as a strong finish from Tottenham saw them emerge 4-2 winners.

It was a bitter blow for Rodgers’ men for the second season running and the feeling was only worsened by the fact that they had only themselves to blame, with Aston Villa doing them a favour by getting the better of Chelsea.

However, despite having to settle for Europa League football once more, Rodgers has insisted that his desire to remain at the King Power Stadium has only intensified.

When asked what he would say to Leicester fans about the rumours linking him with the Tottenham job, the 48-year-old responded (via Alasdair Gold): “They should have no worries about myself.

“I absolutely love it here at Leicester City.

“I’m emotional about missing out today and it makes me want to be here even more.”

When asked by ITV Sport’s Sam Matterface if Leicester fans can rest assured that he will remain at the club next season, the Northern Irishman said: “200% I can. I love it here.”

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Now that it is fairly evident that Rodgers is not interested in jumping ship, Levy has hopefully moved on the other candidates on the club’s shortlist. With the season now being over, the process of appointing a new manager should accelerate. Hopefully, we have one in place before the Euros so that the uncertainty does not drag on and hamper our preparations for next season.

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