Brendan Rodgers has reiterated his desire to remain as Leicester City mentor amid continued links with the vacant managerial post at Arsenal.
Since Unai Emery was sacked by the Gunners last week, Rodgers has persistently been linked with the job at the north London club despite affirming his commitment to the Foxes on several occasions.
Following Sunday's dramatic English Premier League victory against Everton, the Northern Irishman confirmed he has a release clause in his contract at Leicester, which runs until 2022, prompting the speculation to intensify.
Asked again about reports linking him to the Arsenal job on Monday, the former Liverpool coach gave the clearest indication yet that he would remain at Leicester.
"I'm staying at Leicester. I'm not interested (in Arsenal), I have said that," Rodgers said at his pre-match press conference ahead of Wednesday night's Premier League match at home to Watford.
"What I will say is I have a contract here and thus far, and I know managers are losing their jobs, the club haven't indicated to me that they are going to sack me, so I think they're pretty happy with how we're working.
"And I am very happy, so I've no need to look elsewhere. And I think logic would tell you - and I know that sometimes in your world it's not always logical this gossip and speculation - but why would I want to leave Leicester City at this moment in time?
"I respect there will always be this speculation around jobs, but for me, I repeat, I'm happy here, very happy, and have great relations with all the people and I feel I want to continue with that. Take from that what you want."
Rodgers left Celtic to take over at Leicester in February and after presiding over a ninth-placed finish last season he has seen his team win 10 of their 14 Premier League matches this campaign as the Foxes sit second in the table.
Australian Associated Press