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Richard Keys Claims Brendan Rodgers Told Him He ‘Covets’ the Arsenal Job

Richard Keys Claims Brendan Rodgers Told Him He ‘Covets’ the Arsenal Job

TV presenter Richard Keys has revealed Brendan Rodgers indicated to him that he ‘covets’ the vacant Arsenal job, in a discussion held several years ago.

The North London club are currently looking for a new manager after ending Unai Emery’s 18-month spell in charge at the Emirates last week, and current Leicester City boss Rodgers is currently priced as one of the bookies’ favourites to replace the Spaniard.

Some bookmakers have Rodgers priced as low as 3/1 and beIN Sports anchor Keys seems to think the Northern Irishman would be very keen to speak to the Arsenal hierarchy.

Writing in his weekly personal blog, Keys explained: “He (Rodgers) was with us here at beIN SPORTS after losing his job at Liverpool.

“I won’t go into detail, but during the journey back to his hotel, he left me with absolutely no doubt that Arsenal’s was the job he coveted.

“If he wasn’t going to get it post Wenger, then he had to make the right choices to still be in contention down the line. He chose brilliantly – won a bucket load of trophies at Celtic and now he’s got Leicester the closest to Liverpool.

“They’re not going to – but could you imagine how he’d feel if he denied them this title? He must’ve thought about it.

“Rodgers has proven what a good coach he is. He remains a little too verbose for my liking, but he’s got something going at Leicester. And he’s tamed a notoriously difficult dressing room.

“Would he leave Leicester now? You bet he would. He’s already shown that he’s prepared to make big decisions by walking out on Celtic and the prospect of a ‘treble treble’.

“I reckon he knows he’s about at his limit at Leicester. Where is the stability and guarantee of longevity if he gets it right?”

Pretty interesting remarks, eh?

Rodgers’ stock is as high as it’s been since almost winning the Premier League with Liverpool in 2014, and he currently has Leicester sitting pretty in second spot in the Premier League table.

So would it be an easy decision to depart the King Power Stadium and take over the Gunners?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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