Brendan Rodgers ‘would jump at chance’ to leave Leicester to manage Man Utd

Manchester United have been told that Brendan Rodgers would "jump" at the chance to leave Leicester to move to Old Trafford having swapped Celtic for the King Power back in 2019.

The former Reading, Swansea and Liverpool boss led Leicester to FA Cup glory last season having narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification, but they have had a tricky start to the new campaign.

The same can be said for United, who sit nine points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea after just 11 fixtures, despite the notable return of Cristiano Ronaldo.

With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under huge pressure ahead of their return to action against Watford on Saturday, Tony Cascarino has insisted that Rodgers would not reject an approach.

"I know Brendan would jump at the job," Cascarino told talkSPORT.

"I say, 'I know' – Brendan, if he was listening, would probably say, 'How would you know?'

"But only because his track record of taking on a job when it’s offered to you.

"And Leicester is not a job of the quality of Manchester United, as much as they’ve been an incredible football club, done brilliant things and have got a great squad.

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"The attraction of Manchester United is way superior for any manager. That opportunity is a once in a lifetime for Brendan.

"If it isn’t [Zinedine] Zidane, because of other issues – the way he looks at the Premier League – Brendan, I think would jump here."

Rodgers, who is under contract until the summer of 2025, insisted that he remains focused on the Foxes as recently as last month.

"I don't even think about it – and that's the brutal honesty," Rodgers said.

"I’m sure the supporters are probably tired of it. At Leicester, there is always a link.

"My focus is always here with Leicester and developing the football club on to that next level, where you're competing for European football and challenging for honours.

"Everyone here at the club, from the chief executive to the director of football – staff, players – we're all very much on the same path, same vision."

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