Irishman doesn’t want Chelsea job

Updated: March 6, 2012

Having all but led Swansea City to Premier League safety with 10 games to spare in his first Premier League season in charge; Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant managerial seat at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge.

The 39 year-old has said he wants to  ”develop my career and not destroy it which is exactly what would happen at Chelsea.”   Rodgers has also had spells as manager of Watford and Reading after some time on the coaching staff at Chelsea, who sacked manager Andre Villas-Boas on Sunday.

“The transition that is needed at Chelsea is obvious,”  Said Rodgers.  ”It’s about understanding and respecting what the players have done there and also having that ruthless streak to manage the club.  I feel Andre tried to do those things but, for whatever reason, it just hasn’t worked out.  

For me the focus is on Swansea. I came here to do a job.  I am not interested in any other jobs.   If any of our fans are wondering about me and Chelsea, they need not panic.”

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