Peterborough owner and club Director of Football Barry Fry has claimed that Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers would reject the chance to take over at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Rodgers has been linked with a move to Spurs, as per The Daily Record, as a potential alternative to Jose Mourinho if the Spurs board opts to sack the Portuguese tactician – but Fry is convinced Rodgers would snub Spurs.
Speaking to FootballFanCast, the League One side’s owner declared:
“He’s gradually done a fantastic job at Leicester. He’s well looked after, he’s well respected, he has the run of the thing. The owners back him and they’ve all got a lovely relationship there.
“And I know he’s very ambitious and wants to challenge the top four all the time, all the time, all the time. But he’s built a good, good squad at Leicester and I believe they will give him further finance to improve the squad even further this summer.
“So I’m not quite sure, where years ago, Tottenham, you’d have walked there. I’m not even sure if he was offered it, he would walk there this time.”
Rodgers’ affinity with the Foxes is clearly a multi-faceted one, with personnel on and off the pitch appearing to be pulling in the same direction.
Ambition is the lifeblood of Leicester who look increasingly set to secure a Champions League spot, given the gap emerging between the Foxes in third and fourth-placed Chelsea.
The promise of heavy investment that Fry indicates is a key differential; with infrastructure, generous owners and a steady sporting progression at the club, there is little reason for Rodgers to ditch Leicester.
Especially with increasingly likely European football on the horizon, the same guarantees cannot be said for Spurs who are among a number of clubs chasing down a place in the top four.