Joe Cole claims Brendan Rodgers would be ‘insane’ to leave Leicester for Tottenham or Arsenal

Rodgers has been linked with the vacant Spurs job
Rodgers has been linked with the vacant Spurs job (Picture: Getty Images)

Joe Cole thinks Tottenham and Arsenal are currently a ‘mess’ and Brendan Rodgers would be ‘insane’ to leave Leicester for either of the north London clubs.

Rodgers has guided the Foxes to third in the Premier League table with just two games remaining, while they also have the opportunity to win the FA Cup for the first time in the club’s history when they take on Chelsea in Saturday’s final at Wembley.

The Leicester boss’ success has seen him linked with the vacant post at Tottenham, while he has been touted as a potential candidate for a role at Arsenal in the past.

Ryan Mason is in charge of Spurs on an interim basis
Ryan Mason is in charge of Spurs on an interim basis (Picture: Getty Images)

Spurs sacked Jose Mourinho last month and appointed their former midfielder Ryan Mason as interim boss until the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Gunners manager Mikel Arteta has come under increased pressure in the wake of Arsenal’s Europa League exit, although he is said to currently retain the backing of the club’s owners.

But if Tottenham or Arsenal were to come calling, former Chelsea and England star Cole believes Rodgers would be better off snubbing them both.

‘He would be insane to consider Spurs or Arsenal ahead of Leicester,’ Cole said.

‘Spurs and Arsenal are a mess at the moment.’

Last month, Rodgers dismissed the speculation linking him with the Tottenham job as he insisted that his focus is fully on Leicester.

‘It’s football, there is always speculation around, every job which comes up there will always be different managers speculated to go in.

‘Tottenham is a fantastic club, it’s a huge club but my focus is here. I’m at a world-class training facility, the project we’re in here we still want to develop and have a lot of work to do.

‘I have a great connection with the players, the board and we have plans to keep progressing.

‘While I have the energy, the happiness and see that challenge continuing I’m very happy to be here. You can’t stop gossip but I don’t think about it.’

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