Darren Bent has claimed that Brendan Rodgers “wants to be sacked” following a horrendous start to the season for Leicester City.
Brendan Rodgers : Has been sacked | Team coached
Brendan Rodgers is a Northern Irish professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Premier League club Leicester City.
|Full name||Brendan Rodgers|
|Date of birth||26 January 1973|
|Place of birth||Carnlough, Northern Ireland|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
Rodgers began his career as a defender at Ballymena United, where he stayed until he was signed by Reading at the age of 18, although a genetic knee condition forced him to retire at age 20.
He remained at Reading as a coach and then academy director, and continued to play non-league football at Newport, Witney Town and Newbury Town for several years.
After a period travelling around Spain to study coaching methods, he was invited by José Mourinho to leave Reading and join Chelsea as youth manager in 2004, later being promoted to reserve manager in 2006.
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James Maddison has backed himself to make an impact if given the opportunity in Gareth Southgate’s England squad after starring in Leicester’s 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest. Brendan Rodgers and Gary Neville also discuss his World Cup prospects.
Rodgers revealed in his post-match press conference that Southgate has never asked about Maddison, but he was emphatic about the playmaker’s quality when speaking to Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and David Jones after the game.
“It is a really difficult job being a manager and you know what it is like Gary being in there with the quality that’s available,” said Rodgers.
“It is such a shame I think for the country and for the boy himself. You see his talent and his performance level for the last 18 months is clear. I think it is only Harry Kane who has been involved in more goals among English players.
“To not even been in the squad, and I think to have a player even if he is not going to start but a player of that quality… and not only that, in international football it is the personality to take the ball and be creative to change the game.
“James is all of that. He is an absolutely brilliant player and I really hope over the next few months he can continue the form he has shown for the past 18 months and can somehow get into the team because if you want creativity, personality, he has improved the defensive side of his game, he can play in a couple of positions and for me, he is an absolutely outstanding player.
Rodgers spent a large amount of time travelling around Spain studying different coaching methods, and was eventually invited by manager José Mourinho to leave his role of academy director at Reading and join the Chelsea Academy as their head youth coach in 2004 after a recommendation by Mourinho’s assistant and future Premier League manager Steve Clarke.
Rodgers was promoted to reserve team manager two years later, and was kept in that position by subsequent Chelsea managers Avram Grant and Luiz Felipe Scolari.
On 24 November 2008, Rodgers left Chelsea to become the manager of Championship club Watford. Rodgers won only two of his first ten league games as manager, leaving Watford in the relegation zone by January. Watford’s form dramatically improved, however, and Rodgers was able to guide them to finish 13th, avoiding relegation.
And On 1 June 2012, Rodgers was unveiled as the new Liverpool manager on a three-year contract, following the departure of Kenny Dalglish two weeks prior.
In February 2019, Rodgers was appointed manager of Leicester City, following the sacking of Claude Puel.
Rodgers’ first game in charge of The Foxes was on 3 March 2019 away against former club Watford. The game ended in a 2–1 defeat, with Andre Gray scoring a 92nd-minute winner for the Hornets.
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