Liverpool’s former manager Brendan Rodgers will take over his old club next season… Swansea City, not us!
This is claimed exclusively in the Express, who say the Northern Irishman has already agreed a deal to take over from Francesco Guidolin, who’s in the running to replace Chelsea bound Antonio Conte as Italy manager.
Rodgers has been out of work since early this season when FSG felt he had taken Liverpool as far as he could, deciding to bring in charismatic German Jurgen Klopp in his place.
Rodgers hasn’t managed since, making spurious television appearances in a punditry basis, although it seems he’ll be back in the dugout before long.
Just two days ago a report from Sky emerged claiming Rodgers is the favourite to replace Roy Hodgson as England manager, though this now seems very unlikely.
Rodgers did excellently at Swansea, and it was his success and style of play with the Welsh club that earned him the Liverpool job in the first place.
With us (and the help of a certain Luis Suarez) he oversaw our title charge in 2013/14, but was unable to back it up a year later without the talismanic Uruguayan and lost the trust of fans and the board as a result.