Brendan Rodgers reveals he has a release clause in his Leicester contract

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Arsenal may have sacked Unai Emery this week but we didn’t see a dramatically improved performance under interim manager Freddie Ljungberg on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners drew 2-2 with relegation-threatened Norwich and had Bernd Leno to thank for leaving Carrow Road with a point.

Following that Norwich vs Arsenal game, Leicester took on Everton and, thanks to an injury-time winner from Kelechi Iheanacho, remained eight points behind Liverpool at the top of the table.

Of course, that’s Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester.

The Northern Irishman has been heavily linked with the vacant role at the Emirates and was asked about his reported release clause following Leicester’s dramatic win.

It was claimed that Rodgers had a £14 million exit clause in his contract that any club could trigger.

And Sky Sports’ Geoff Shreeves asked Rodgers if that was true at full-time.


"There probably is [a clause] in most manager's contracts. It is all hypothetical," Rodgers told Sky Sports.

"My focus is very much with Leicester. I made a change nine months ago and I have been very happy since I came here. We still have a lot of work to do.

"Most manager's contracts will have something in but my focus is here."

Rodgers could have played down the reports linking him to Arsenal and insist he was happy at the King Power Stadium.

But he chose not to.

Should he swap Leicester for Arsenal conceding the Foxes are currently 13 points ahead of the north London club?

Jamie Carragher certainly doesn’t think he should

"I think the position he is in, there is no doubt you want to get right to the top," Carragher said.

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"Leicester are second now but they aren't one of the top clubs in the league. I don't think it is right if he is even thinking about moving to Arsenal right now.

"He got a lot of stick when he left Celtic before the end of last season, which was a tough decision for him. If he moved now, he would get that tag of jumping ship very quickly. He has got to look at the next 18 months and think he is going to do something with Leicester.

"He will at one stage want to go to one of those big clubs."

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