“If you work well, it’s a natural consequence of what happens in this game – you’ll get linked to other jobs.

“People link me, at times, to top clubs – I’m already in a top job. This is a fantastic club, a great job for me and in this moment with the ownership we have, the players I have, I’m absolutely loving every minute of it.

“All the gossip and speculation, whether it’s for you or against you, is part of the game.”

During a recent interview with Sky Sports, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers made it crystal clear that he is not, in any way, shape or form, interested in the idea of moving to what is perceived to be a ‘top club’.

Given that the Foxes won the Premier League just a few short years ago and are now in the hunt for a spot in the top four, you’d have to imagine that they will start to be viewed as one of the big boys in the top flight sometime soon.