Brendan Rodgers has officially ruled himself out of the potential suitors for Manuel Pellegrini who is expected to be replaced at the end of the current season by declaring that he wants to stay at Liverpool as long as possible.
Earlier reports suggested that Manchester City’s management are considering to approach Rodgers to take over the manager post at Etihad stadium for the next season but the Liverpool boss dismissed the talk.
The Northern Irish man is the one who took Liverpool closest to the Premier League title only to fall to Pellegrini’s City on the final day of the season since 1990. He changed the side’s formation to 3-4-3 attacking style and tactics after a disastrous run at the start of the season and now they are undefeated in premier league in 2015.
The former Swansea manager also admits that he wants to stay beyond his current contract and build a trophy winning squad in the years to come.
When asked about Manchester City’s job he said, “Where do you go from Liverpool? This is one of the biggest clubs in the world. I’ve signed a deal here and I want to be here to see that through. And then I hope I’ve earned enough time to warrant another deal to keep growing and building here.”
“I chose to come to Liverpool, because I hoped I could be here for many years. I’m very proud to be here and allowed to work,” he added.
Rodgers remembered his position at the start of the season saying, “I remember playing Ludogorets and when we walked off I saw a banner which read ‘Rodgers out’, so I won’t get too carried away.”
Liverpool are currently on a 12-game unbeaten streak which have seen them climb to fifth in th premier league and are expected to qualify for Champions League if they continue the same style of playing.