It seems like a long time since we’ve seen Brendan Rodgers on the touchline. The former Liverpool FC boss indicated that he might try his hand at some club outside the Premier League.
Rodgers was in charge of Liverpool FC for three and a half years, and was sacked in October last year, to be replaced by Borussia Dortmund cult hero Jurgen Klopp. Rodgers has been out of a job since then, and quite a few clubs both in England and abroad have changed managers since. As for his own chances, the Irishman has not ruled out a move outside the Premeir League.
“It’s something I would consider. I’ve had a few offers since I’ve been out, to go abroad and also at home,” Rodgers was quoted as saying by Liverpool Echo. “But I want to find the time to recover well and ensure the motivation is renewed when I go back in.”
However, Rodgers did reveal that he is being a bit picky about the next club that he joins as a manager.
“It has to be an exciting project where I can build something. Wherever you go, no matter what country, you have to be in with a chance of winning,” said Rodgers. “We went so close at Liverpool. That’s something that really drives you.”
A call from Spain beckoning?
Rodgers’ association with Spanish football is a well known one. The Irishman spent his early days learning his trade in the Iberian Peninsula and the style of football that his teams tend to play bear the hallmark of being distinctly Spanish. Thus, it would not come as a surprise if the Irishman takes up an offer from one of the La Liga clubs.
One possible move for him could be to the struggling Valencia CF side, where former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has a short term contract lasting till the end of the season. Yet another possibility for Rodgers could be Atletico Madrid, where Diego Simeone has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea FC in the summer.