Belfast Telegraph

Britton confident Rodgers will stay

Leon Britton is convinced Brendan Rodgers is committed to Swansea and insists he did not need to ask the manager about his future before agreeing a new three-year contract at the Liberty Stadium.

Rodgers was linked with the Tottenham job last month when Spurs boss Harry Redknapp was tipped to replace Fabio Capello as England manager and those rumours surfaced again on Friday.

Rodgers signed a new three-and-a-half year contract with the south Wales club at the start of February, and midfielder Britton this week signed a three-year deal of his own, saying: "For me the big thing in signing the new contract was the manager being part of the club, as we have seen what he has done in just under two seasons."

He added: "He has improved us as a team and as individuals and this is the place to be if you want to improve as a player.

"He has just signed a new contract so I don't need to ask him his plans for the future, he signed a new contract and that shows he is committed to the club, he has been brilliant and he will want to keep improving the team."

Britton's outstanding form this season has won him many plaudits and he has been tipped for an England call-up.

The former West Ham man's pass completion record of 92% has seen him bracketed with the likes of Barcelona duo Andres Iniesta and Xavi, but Britton is typically modest when asked to assess his season.

"The stats have all come out this season," he said.

"It's gone well this year, but we have found as a club that in the Premier League stats are thrown at you from all angles and obviously with our style it has been the passing stats.

"But there is no comparison with me and Xavi, you can't mention me in the same bracket."


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