Brendan Rodgers Leicester City
Brendan Rodgers Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers is one of the names being pitched as the replacement to Unai Emery at Arsenal and the current Leicester City has now added fuel to the fire.

Recently there have been reports that Brendan Rodgers has £14m release clause in his current deal with the Foxes and when he was asked about this, the manager gave an almost positive response.

“There probably is (a clause) in most manager’s contracts. It’s all hypothetical – all these types of situations,” he told Sky Sports.

Despite talking about the release clause, Rodgers made it clear that he is happy at the King Power and wants to stay the club right now but still the Arsenal rumours are just refusing to go away.

And now Alan Smith too has told Sky Sports that the current Foxes manager will be the ideal man to take charge of Arsenal since he is someone whose character is very similar to that of the North London outfit.

“Brendan Rodgers, at my former club Leicester, I’d be delighted if they managed to secure him,” Alan Smith wrote for Sky Sports.

“I think his ethos suits Arsenal as well. When his name was mentioned before when they went for Emery a lot of people scoffed at it.

“But he’s since shown what a top manager he is. They have to take their time, they have to make sure they make a good choice.

“There’s a long list. I’m sure they are conscious that they have to make the right decision this time. It is always a gamble, you never know if it is the right decision, they thought Unai Emery was. I thought it was a decent shout, at the time.

“They’re going to have their pick of some talented managers and understandably so, it is a plumb job.

“There’s a lot of potential to improve at the club, obviously they’ve not won the title for a number of years and they’re a long way off the likes of Liverpool and Man City and Leicester.

“The new manager would really be able to get his teeth into things.”

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