Rodgers signs new deal to stay at Swansea

Manager Brendan Rodgers says he would have no interest in swapping Swansea for Tottenham after committing his future to the south Wales club by signing a new three-and-a-half year contract.

Rodgers is among those being touted to take over at White Hart Lane should Harry Redknapp make the move to succeed Fabio Capello as England manager. The link with Tottenham came on the day that Rodgers agreed his new deal with the Swans, with chairman Huw Jenkins keen to tie the 39-year-old Northern Irishman to a long-term contract after he guided the Welsh club to the Barclays Premier League in his first season in charge.

Rodgers has won plenty of plaudits for the attractive style of play displayed by Swansea, and they lie tenth in the table after an impressive recent run of results that included victory over Arsenal and draws with Tottenham and Chelsea.

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But he insists he would not currently be interested in moving to Spurs if the opportunity to manage the club became available, although he is flattered to be linked with other jobs.

“The most important thing for me is to have peace and satisfaction in my job, I don’t know where else other than Swansea that I can be as happy as I am,” he said. “If speculation comes with me doing the job well then I am flattered and honoured. However, this is the place I want to be, hopefully I can be here for the duration of my contract, that’s my aim.

“I am already at a top club, Swansea is a top club. It might not be in the Champions League and, at this moment in time, challenging for trophies, but in my own mind I’m at a top club.”