Jump to content
Happy Fox

Rodgers - re Speculation (Arsenal amongst others)

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, joachim1965 said:

Ffs the guy has said he's staying, why are people still flapping.

This isn’t flapping. It’s simple. Let’s just hope they don’t offer him the job. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, ARM1968 said:

This isn’t flapping. It’s simple. Let’s just hope they don’t offer him the job. 

It won't happen .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We're quickly becoming the elephant in the room again in the media's eyes.  They didn't like it in 15/16 and they're beginning to stir up trouble again this season.

 

The football hierarchy is once again being threatened and outside influences will look for any excuse to derail us.

 

Don't believe a word that the media says.  Don't try and twist the words Rodgers says.  Don't even think it.  He's not going anywhere.  

 

Arsenal, Man Utd,... it doesn't matter who they are, in our present position, we are the more attractive option.  Sod this "big club" mentality and "the history", we are in the here and now and neither are a viable option.  They are where they are because they're a mess. 

 

One man doesn't make a team, just ask Maguire.  

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, TheCryptoPoet said:

Apologies if already posted. But from Mondays press conference, I've highlighted some telling phrases. I'm not saying he won't go (especially in the mid to long term) just saying that these phrases are foolishly chosen if it's a position he's considering. 

 


At his press conference on Monday, when asked if he will say ‘I’m staying at Leicester. I’m not interested [in Arsenal],’ Rodgers replied: “I have said that.”


He added: “What I will say is I have a contract here until 2022, and thus far, and I know managers are losing their jobs, the club haven’t indicated to me that they are going to sack me, I think they’re pretty happy with how we’re working.

“And like I said I’m very happy, so I’ve no need to look elsewhere. And I think logic would tell you – and I know that sometimes in your world it’s not always logical this gossip and speculation – but why would I want to leave Leicester City at this moment in time?

“I’m working with a young group of players with so much potential, that want to improve and want to develop.

“I was asked a question yesterday [Sunday] on my contract, talking about clauses and stuff like that. I gave an honest answer, which was based around probably most managers have something in their contracts, and by all accounts that opened the door for something.

 

“Logic looks at it and I repeat, I’m very very happy here. There’s a lot for us to grow and develop over these next few seasons. We’re moving to a new training facility.

“I respect there will always be this speculation around jobs, but for me, I repeat, I’m happy here, very happy, and have great relations with all the people, and I feel I want to continue with that. Take from that what you want.”

The questioning did not end there. Asked again if the message to Arsenal was that he wasn’t interested, Rodgers replied: “The message is clear, it has been, and probably I’ll get asked again until they appoint someone, but it’s very simple: I’m very happy here.

“I made a choice nine months ago to come here for a purpose. The purpose was very clear in that I wanted to help this club move forward out of where it was when I came in, and looking to lead it forward with a group I feel has huge potential. Why would I want to move from that?


“Ok, I moved after nearly three years at Celtic and people may look at me thinking, ‘Right, because a club like Arsenal, with the great institution and size, and all of that…’

But it’s all about happiness and I couldn’t be happier here. My contract is until 2022 and the club haven’t said they want to release me from that.”

It’s a combination [of personal and professional happiness]. I love coming into my work every day, working with the people here.

“And when you come in with that excitement and knowing the potential we have here to really grow and develop, that brings me happiness. I love the area, it’s a wonderful place to live, so when you have that combination why would I want to give that up?”

 

I mean really - that's pretty clear to me. I don't know why people are saying he hasn't said he's not ruling it out. 

Exactly! The amount of people worrying about him leaving is crazy. The bloke can't say much more to indicate he's staying. He's been asked relentlessly and continues to give the same answers. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think what people are actually expecting him to say is "i'm not interested in managing Arsenal" in order to quell the doubts. By saying i'm happy at Leicester, it still puts that doubt in peoples mind because he could be saying I'm happy at Leicester, but i'd be even more happy at Arsenal, as in i'm happy with the pair of socks i got for christmas, (but i wish i'd got that 4 grand mountain bike). But, he's never going to come out and say he's not interested in managing another club because he might want to move to that club in the future and the last thing he'd want is to be seen as turning his nose up, or disrespecting them, by turning them down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, lee7 said:

Exactly! The amount of people worrying about him leaving is crazy. The bloke can't say much more to indicate he's staying. He's been asked relentlessly and continues to give the same answers. 

Get BRexit done? 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, yorkie1999 said:

I think what people are actually expecting him to say is "i'm not interested in managing Arsenal" in order to quell the doubts. By saying i'm happy at Leicester, it still puts that doubt in peoples mind because he could be saying I'm happy at Leicester, but i'd be even more happy at Arsenal, as in i'm happy with the pair of socks i got for christmas, (but i wish i'd got that 4 grand mountain bike). But, he's never going to come out and say he's not interested in managing another club because he might want to move to that club in the future and the last thing he'd want is to be seen as turning his nose up, or disrespecting them, by turning them down.

I just hope that he's not going to play with our heads in the same way that Martin O'Neill did.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Spudulike said:

I just hope that he's not going to play with our heads in the same way that Martin O'Neill did.

Doubt it, but as this forum demonstrates with am actual thread called The do they mean us thread, which must be the most paranoid thing I’ve ever seen (must be a hell of a lot of Leicester folk on the wacky baccy), you never know. I personally think he, or his agent, would have been aware that certain managers could have been under pressure before he joined us and therefore the possibility of where the jobs could be so it would have been in his interests to stay at Celtic and do the treble treble, but instead he chose to come to Leicester. Maybe he does actually like the quiet life without the hassle and pressure but be in a position to still do well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...