Brendan Rodgers - Leicester City manager

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He has done brilliant job at Leicester, hopefully he will finish top 4 too. Would be awesome season.
 

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Arguably yeah but he might look at the long term and believe Spurs offer the better opportunity

There might be a feeling of not getting much better than this

I dunno it’s just a thought
Only if they miss out on top 4 I think.
 

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Always makes me laugh when I cast my mind back to Celtic fans apoplectic with rage that he left them to go to ‘only Leicester’. The chap obviously is incredibly ambitious and fancied himself to salvage his reputation in the Premier League and he’s done that with aplomb inside three years.

Rodgers wouldn’t publicly admit it but he undoubtedly saw Leicester as a stepping stone towards nailing a ‘big 4’ job and I’ll be shocked if that doesn’t materialise sooner rather than later for him.
Actually, if he can keep this up at Leicester, and Spurs and Arsenal don't improve soon, then we might have to start talking about a top 5, and he'd be in it without changing jobs.
His 1st trophy.
In England I suppose you mean?
 

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Why would he leave if he get's them in the CL? if he gets them to CL, I think the owner will spend more than what Spurs and Arsenal will for example. It's a side move for Brendan at best, at this point.
 

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I'm still not convinced he's a title winning manager, but he's certainly on his way to changing that opinion,

I really hope Leicester stick with him and get top 4 (if only to keep Liverpool out), and that he doesn't take the Spurs job, because that seems a massive poison chalice.

FA Cup and top 4, this season, and a decent showing in Europe next season, and he's pretty much proven every doubt people have about him wrong.
 

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Always makes me laugh when I cast my mind back to Celtic fans apoplectic with rage that he left them to go to ‘only Leicester’. The chap obviously is incredibly ambitious and fancied himself to salvage his reputation in the Premier League and he’s done that with aplomb inside three years.

Rodgers wouldn’t publicly admit it but he undoubtedly saw Leicester as a stepping stone towards nailing a ‘big 4’ job and I’ll be shocked if that doesn’t materialise sooner rather than later for him.
Fans are always going to be angry when their manager sneaks off in the middle of the night, a night before a huge away game slap bang in the middle of a title race. It was a snake move. He could've waited until the end of the season. As for the "only Leicester" part... well, the man himself confirmed Leicester are a smaller club than Celtic so of course fans are going to be angry. It isn't like he left to go to Man Utd or Liverpool.

No matter your thoughts on why he left, it's how he left that rankles.
 

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Would anyone take him here at Utd? Anyone...anyone ?
Yes yes yes I would. I've grown to like he over the years. If things don't turn out well for Ole United will have Brendan on the short list for sure. He deserves his chance. Let's be honest he was unlucky not to win it at Liverpool back in 2014.

He's got a great temprement, doesn't show arrogance to other clubs. Hell yeah I'd give him a try with what managers are available at the moment.

Congrats Brendan and Leicester.

On a side note. Wouldn't it be great to have owner/owners like Leicester.
 

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Why would he leave if he get's them in the CL? if he gets them to CL, I think the owner will spend more than what Spurs and Arsenal will for example. It's a side move for Brendan at best, at this point.
Money?

Also you know he'll want to prove himself at one of the "big" clubs in England after failing at Liverpool.

He'll end up back at Chelsea at some point, I'm convinced of it!
 

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Yes yes yes I would. I've grown to like he over the years. If things don't turn out well for Ole United will have Brendan on the short list for sure. He deserves his chance. Let's be honest he was unlucky not to win it at Liverpool back in 2014.

He's got a great temprement, doesn't show arrogance to other clubs. Hell yeah I'd give him a try with what managers are available at the moment.

Congrats Brendan and Leicester.

On a side note. Wouldn't it be great to have owner/owners like Leicester.
He was very complimentary about us when Leicester played us a couple of years back. Really threw his support behind Ole. Wonder if like a lot Norn Irn folks he grew up a fan of Utd because of George Best
 

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Would anyone take him here at Utd? Anyone...anyone ?
I think he is a better manager than Ole, but do not see him take us to the levels we need.
He is not the highest elite level that we would need to beat Pep.

If we go with someone a step under that we might as well let Ole keep doing his job.
He knows our squad now and might have better eye in the transfer market for our needs.
 

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Good for him. Hopefully he can hold on to the Top 4. I don’t mind him as a manager even if he did manage the scousers.
 

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Would anyone take him here at Utd? Anyone...anyone ?
If it doesn't work out with Ole - absolutely. He was great at Swansea, Liverpool - Celtic, and Scotland in general I know feck all about - and now at Leicester. Absolutely worth a punt in the future if things go south - but his contract isn't running up until 2025.
 

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Yes yes yes I would. I've grown to like he over the years. If things don't turn out well for Ole United will have Brendan on the short list for sure. He deserves his chance. Let's be honest he was unlucky not to win it at Liverpool back in 2014.

He's got a great temprement, doesn't show arrogance to other clubs. Hell yeah I'd give him a try with what managers are available at the moment.

Congrats Brendan and Leicester.

On a side note. Wouldn't it be great to have owner/owners like Leicester.
You mean an owner who sees the club as part of the community and invests in that. Sees the fans as integral?

Nah, feck off! I want people milking our
Club and having feck all idea what we want
 

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If it doesn't work out with Ole - absolutely. He was great at Swansea, Liverpool - Celtic, and Scotland in general I know feck all about - and now at Leicester. Absolutely worth a punt in the future if things go south - but his contract isn't running up until 2025.
Chelsea it is I feel
 

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He was very complimentary about us when Leicester played us a couple of years back. Really threw his support behind Ole. Wonder if like a lot Norn Irn folks he grew up a fan of Utd because of George Best
Think Spurs wanted him if you listen to the media ( which I don't ) but can see why if he was approached would say no. Didn't know that about George Best but now that you've told me that I'm even more sure I'd give him a go at our place.

If United did go for him he wouldn't turn us down.
 

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He’s done very well with Leicester & they’ve got a few very good players in their squad. Happy for him & hopefully this will give them the confidence to finish in the top 4.
 

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Actually, if he can keep this up at Leicester, and Spurs and Arsenal don't improve soon, then we might have to start talking about a top 5, and he'd be in it without changing jobs.

In England I suppose you mean?
Right.
 

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I have always thought Rodgers would have been a great candidate for the United job, but obviously with his connection to Liverpool that will never happen now.

I remember reading 'Living on the volcano' by Michael Calvin and he spoke at lengths to Rodgers and his coaching ideals and ethos would have matched our values perfectly.

Obviously, I hated it at the time but he did a great job at Liverpool, he's the best British coach around in my opinion.

On another note, I'm chuffed for Jonny Evans to win the FA Cup, he's a great guy - I dare say I'd still have him in our side now.
 

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He was very complimentary about us when Leicester played us a couple of years back. Really threw his support behind Ole. Wonder if like a lot Norn Irn folks he grew up a fan of Utd because of George Best
He grew up a Celtic fan.

Unless you mean were United like his 'English team'? In that case, I dunno, but knowing him he'll claim to have been a boyhood fan of whoever is paying his wages at the time.

edit: Turns out his favourite English team were Sheffield Wednesday :lol:
 

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He grew up a Celtic fan.

Unless you mean were United like his 'English team'? In that case, I dunno, but knowing him he'll claim to have been a boyhood fan of whoever is paying his wages at the time.

edit: Turns out his favourite English team were Sheffield Wednesday :lol:
He said he supported Sheffield Wednesday in England, as a family member played for them when he was young.
 

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Money?

Also you know he'll want to prove himself at one of the "big" clubs in England after failing at Liverpool.

He'll end up back at Chelsea at some point, I'm convinced of it!
IIRC he's already around the 4th highest paid manager in the league, Spurs and Arsenal come with all the pressure of a big club but without the support from above, could see him going to Chelsea or either of the 2 Manchester clubs but not Spurs or Arsenal
 

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Still think Levy will get his man, at least he'll push for it. There will be a collective sigh of relief from leicester fans when they finally appoint someone else.
 

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Out Chelsea'd Chelsea today, looks like Leicester have gotten over their wobble.

Still, the match in mid week is actually bigger, a loss and they're in serious danger of dropping out of the CL.
 

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Out Chelsea'd Chelsea today, looks like Leicester have gotten over their wobble.

Still, the match in mid week is actually bigger, a loss and they're in serious danger of dropping out of the CL.
I hope they make it into top 4 . But I do not agree with it being bigger than tonight for Leicester. Do you think you will see scenes like you did post game if they finish top 4?
 

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Out Chelsea'd Chelsea today, looks like Leicester have gotten over their wobble.

Still, the match in mid week is actually bigger, a loss and they're in serious danger of dropping out of the CL.
depends on Liverpool, I can see a Big Sam master class tomorrow for instance
 

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I hope they make it into top 4 . But I do not agree with it being bigger than tonight for Leicester. Do you think you will see scenes like you did post game if they finish top 4?
Well given that the players celebrated beating our reserves on Tuesday with just as much vigour it can't be far off!

From a long term point of view its bigger, players will care more about CL football than an FA Cup win.

I do hope they make it though, if nothing else because it keeps one of Chelsea and City out.