Present at a press conference before the match against Legia Warsaw, Thursday evening during the 5th day of the group stage of the Europa League, Brendan Rodgers again spoke on the rumors announcing him as a possible successor to Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer on the Manchester United bench.
The North Irish coach of Leicester City has further calmed the rumor game and displayed his desire to continue the adventure with the King Power Stadium-based club. “I don’t really take the Manchester United ties as something concrete. Like I said in the last press conference, for me, it’s not real. There is always gossip and speculation and I guess there will always be until Manchester United appoint a full time manager. But for me, I’ve always said it, my commitment is here, my commitment is for this group of players, this team. We have created an environment and a culture here that aims for the continuous development of the team and the players and that is what I see. Even more in this period when our results are a little irregular. So, to be honest, that doesn’t occur to me. But I respect the fact that you have a job to do, stories to tell and to create a narrative. But for me, that doesn’t include me. “
Like Brendan Rodgers, Ajax Amsterdam coach Erik ten Hag also said no to the post. To replace Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer and take over from Michael Carrick, the Red Devils would think in particular of Rudi Garcia.