Brendan Rodgers reveals real reason he snubbed Arsenal
Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, has signed a massive £40million deal with the Foxes, after snubbing a switch to Arsenal.
Rodgers now aims to build a legacy and make his high-flying side one of the club’s most entertaining teams ever.
The 46-year-old has agreed terms which will earn him £8m a year until 2025.
Rodgers only joined in February on £5m a year from Celtic, but has quickly transformed Leicester this season, who are second after seven straight wins.
It prompted interest from the Gunners, after Unai Emery was fired.
“In 30 years’ time, this is a team that could be remembered for the level of football and how competitive they are.
“That would be the ultimate for me.
“I’m committing my work and life to here to give it everything.
“You want your legacy to be what the supporters see on the field, but also the feeling that they have watching the team.
“I’ve met supporters who have been watching the club for 60-odd years.
“They’re so inspiring talking about this being the best football they’ve seen of a Leicester City team and they’ve not missed a game for years.
“That always drives you on and gives you extra motivation that they’re enjoying what they’re seeing.
“It’s my responsibility to try to ensure they feel that happiness.
“I’ve got a real motivation,” Rodgers told a press conference on Friday.