According to various media outlets in England, Brendan Rodgers will be named the new manager of Liverpool FC later this week after agreeing a three-year deal today.
Rodgers originally ruled himself out of the running a fortnight ago, as he did not want to be part of the interview circus. But it appears that after several long conversations with Roberto Martinez that FSG decided that Rogers was the man to lead Liverpool forward and not Martinez.
Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins had fought hard to hang on to Rodgers, but could not stand in his way. Liverpool are expected to pay Swansea between £4m and £5m in compensation for releasing Rodgers early from his contract.
Rogers has been a success almost everywhere he has been. He was on Jose Mourinho’s staff at Chelsea before going to Watford.
After an unhappy stop at Reading, Rogers joined Swansea in July 2010, guiding the team to the Premier League in 2011.
Roger’s sides play attractive football which fits into the Liverpool style of play. He is arguably the best young, up-and-coming manager in England at the moment and I believe that Liverpool will be better technically next season than they were under Kenny Dalglish.
My only concern with Rogers is his man-management skills. How will he handle experienced big name players like Gerrard, Ballamy and Suarez? That will be the biggest adjustment that he has to make.
One of the first acts Rodgers could perform as Liverpool manager is to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson, as the Iceland midfielder has not had a medical at Swansea and his £6.8million move from Hoffenheim has not been finalized.
What do you think of Brendan Rodgers as the next Liverpool manager? Is he the right man to guide Liverpool back into the top four in the Premier League?