FSG’s decision to get rid of Brendan Rodgers wouldn’t have been made lightly, partly because according to the Telegraph, it’ll set them back £10m.
The story claims that when Rodgers was given a new deal in summer 2014 after we narrowly missed on the title, no provisions were included in the contract should the manager get sacked.
Performance related clauses were inserted into the £5m-per-year deal, but as the board have decided to fire him, he cannot be penalised for missing out on trophies or Champions League football, says the report.
The board want to give him a £7m pay off, but he’s technically entitled to £3m more, and discussions as to the exact fee will take place shortly – with Rodgers happy to wait until the right compensatory package is presented to him.
The Telegraph reckon Rodgers will sit tight and wait for the right job opportunity instead of jumping straight back into management.
The Sunderland job is currently available, but you wouldn’t imagine Rodgers’ ego would allow him to take charge of what’s probably the worst side in the top flight right now.