Rodgers putting Swansea first

Sun, 01 Apr 10:37:27 2012

Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers has indicated any club looking to tempt him away from the Welsh club will have to pay because he has a buy-out clause in his contract.

Rodgers has been linked with the Tottenham job, should Harry Redknapp leave to become England manager, after a superb first season in the Barclays Premier League with the Swans.

The 39-year-old admitted he would love to manage a club in the Champions League one day, but insisted he was very happy in South Wales.

"I didn't put any clause in my contract to say if a top-four club comes in then I can speak to them. Not at all," he was quoted as saying by several national newspapers.

"The only item that was in the contract was if a big club came in and wanted me, and the chairman and I felt it was right for us to move on, then I wanted the club to benefit from it.

"That was very important for me that if I left the club would get rewarded. Other than that, I didn't want to instigate anything in the contract because I wanted to show I was happy here and continue to work."


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