Coaching Liverpool is not easy nowadays.
“But as soon as things start to go wrong, and there was a clamour for a change at the club with the fans, it becomes very hard for you“.
After only managing a 1-1 draw in the Merseyside Derby yesterday afternoon, a result that meant the Reds remained well outside of the top four, lying in tenth place, the club’s owners reportedly informed Rodgers of their decision to terminate his contract. Forget talking about the title. The fans stay with everything behind the club and this is what Jurgen Klopp likes and what he needs.
Carlo Ancelotti, the former AC Milan, Chelsea and Real Madrid manager, also has the profile that Liverpool’s US-based owners Fenway Sports Group are expected to find appealing.
Aldo has been suggesting that Rodgers has been running out of time at Liverpool in a few of his recent columns for the Sunday World, but he was stunned when confirmation of his sacking was delivered. “He has the qualifications and, more important, he can give the fans back their belief in the team”, wrote Jan Molby in the Liverpool Echo.
“I feel for him, but I’m sure he’ll get another good job and move on quickly from this”.
The former Mainz boss has been on a managerial sabbatical since stepping down from him post at the Westfalenstadion at the end of last season. “So he might be a better fit, coming in and working with younger players”.
That would appear to make charismatic former Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp the stand-out candidate.
“Jurgen Klopp would fit in anywhere”, he told Sky Sport Deutschland. You don’t know what goes on behind closed doors but I was surprised.
One of the people who supported Brendan Rodgers was Arsenal’s infamous manager, Arsene Wenger, “I am always sad when that happens because I think he is a quality manager”, he was quoted as saying about Brendan Rodgers.
They took the decision to relieve Rodgers of his duties with the belief that another manager can get more out of their current squad, having spent over £200 million in his time at the helm, and they are actively seeking to appoint a new boss in a “decisive and timely manner”.
“Liverpool has a magnificent football heritage and I have nothing but respect and admiration for the history, tradition and values that make the city and the club so exceptional”.
Liverpool need a manager who is big enough to handle the pressure, without thinking he is bigger than the club.
Liverpool said the search for Rodgers’ replacement was underway, with much of the media speculation centering on Juergen Klopp, who is on a break from football after leaving German side Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season.