As FSG have stated, the process of appointing Rodgers’ successor has begun with Jurgen Klopp the popular choice among the club’s supporters.
Brendan Rodgers is the latest managerial casualty, sacked by Liverpool today because he didn’t beat Everton and/or win the Premier League.
“All of us have experienced a few wonderful moments with Brendan as manager and we are confident he will enjoy a long career in the game“.
The club statement read that a new manager will be appointed at the right time.
Rodgers indicated the end of his three year tenure was close in his post-match press conference at Goodison Park.
The problem is, those big jobs like Liverpool, they don’t come around very often.
Advocaat said on Sunday: “I have made the decision to go after only eight games as I felt it was important to give everyone time to turn things around”.
That’s a totally angst-free upgrade – argue all you like about Rodgers’ good and bad points, of which he has many, but if you can get one of the best coaches in the world, you’d be insane not to. Liverpool is not an easy job now.
“I think it needs someone with that energy and drive to get Liverpool back where they want to be”.
Arsenal boss Wenger said: “I am always sad when that happens because I think he is a quality manager”.
With a 3-4-1-2 system, they forced the hosts on the back foot and briefly threatened a return to the sizzling football last witnessed two seasons ago.
Jürgen Klopp has been out of management, on what he called a sabbatical, since May when he stepped down at Borussia Dortmund.
FSG are reportedly planning to secure Rodgers’ replacement before Liverpool’s next Premier League game, away to Tottenham Hotspur on October 17.
It is believed that Rodgers took the news in a dignified manner and will now discuss his severance package with club officials. He finished his tenure with a 52% winning percentage in the Premier League, according to Opta Sports.
“If it was me I would go for Klopp ahead of Ancelotti”. I don’t feel it. I don’t want it but there is no drama.
The German is the bookmakers’ favourite to take the job at Anfield following the sacking of Rodgers on Sunday evening.
The manager insisted that they will have “made enough improvements” to meet the levels they expect by the end of the season, given the “tough fixture list” so early on in the season.
“I don’t like doing it now”.
“I’d have preferred them to do it (sack Rodgers) in the summer”.
“He’ll have known himself that he had to make a good start and he hasn’t”. Rodgers spent the best part of £300million in just over three years in charge and while a thrilling Luis Suarez-inspired side came within touching distance of a first title in over two decades in 2013-14, there has been a gradual decline ever since. He has lost his best players.