Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern for curry night this evening are discussing intriguing reports as they wait for the chef to finish making their korma, with suggestions their former boss isn’t in a rush to return to management.
The Liverpool Echo, reporting via BeIN Sports, quote Brendan Rodgers as revealing he’s rejected five jobs since being dismissed by Liverpool in October- three of which have been in the Premier League.
Rodgers was handed his P45 earlier this season, after a 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby, and was swiftly replaced by the exciting figure of Jurgen Klopp.
With the Northern Irishman enjoying a sabbatical away from football, Rodgers has stated remaining away from the game has been his own choice and he’s rejected numerous offers- including a return to former club Swansea City.
“I have had five opportunities since I left Liverpool to get back into work, all at clubs I really respect, but I just felt I wanted to take some time out,”
“I spoke to Huw Jenkins, the chairman, and people I know well, but I made it clear, I was pretty open, Swansea is a wonderful club, and there were also a couple of other Premier League clubs I could have gone back to, but I was open and upfront: I wasn’t going to be available to come into a club before the summer.”
“I am open. It is where I feel I can go in and make a difference: a job that will excite me. It doesn’t have to necessarily be at a top club. It can be at home or abroad. It is just about finding the right opportunity, one that will excite me to go in and somewhere I can help make better.”
A number of positions are likely to be available in the summer, as it won’t be surprising to see Aston Villa or any of the other struggling sides make a change, whilst Manchester United and Chelsea are both in the market for a new boss.
Our landlord would like to see Rodgers try his luck abroad, as he feels the lack of British expats in European football is detrimental to our game.
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