Personal Details for Brendan Rodgers

Country of Birth  Northern Ireland  Joined  Leicester City 27 February 2019. Age 50 years 66 days. Premier League Seasons, 10;  Premier League Debut Match, Manchester City (a), 15 August 2011, Lost 0 – 4.

Manager Biography

Brendan Rodgers is the current manager of Leicester City, his third Premier League club. 

The Northern Ireland-born coach played in his youth with Ballymena United, before signing professional terms with Reading, but had to retire from professional football at the age of 20 as a result of a genetic knee condition.

The former defender continued his involvement with non-league clubs Newport County, Witney Town and the now-defunct Newbury Town, while staying on Reading’s books as a coach and then academy director.

Rodgers secured a move to Chelsea as head youth coach from September 2004 after impressing first-team manager Jose Mourinho, pictured left,  during a spell in Spain. Rodgers credits Mourinho for instilling his immaculate preparations and command of small details. 

After being promoted to reserve-team manager at Chelsea, Rodgers got his first senior managerial role at Watford in November 2008. The Hornets finished 13th in the Championship at the end of the season, but Rodgers switched to Reading that summer, a spell that lasted six months.

In July 2010, Swansea City announced Rodgers as their new manager and he guided the Welsh club to the Premier League in his first season after beating Reading in the Championship playoff final.

After keeping Swansea up in 2011/12 with stylish football and shocking top teams such as Arsenal, Rodgers replaced Kenny Dalglish as manager of Liverpool.

A seventh place in 2012/13 was followed up by a close battle with Manchester City for the 2013/14 Premier League title. Liverpool would ultimately finish second, but Rodgers claimed the LMA Manager of the Year award.

Liverpool ended the next campaign in sixth and Rodgers departed Anfield during the 2015/16 season with the club in 10th.

Rodgers’ next club was Celtic, whom he guided to two Scottish Premiership titles, two Scottish Cups and three Scottish League Cups.

He left to join Leicester in February 2019.

Rodgers has won three Premier League Manager of the Month awards.

Meanwhile,  Chelsea have sacked manager Graham Potter after less than seven months in charge following Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat by Aston Villa.

It was the Englishman’s 11th defeat in 31 games since replacing Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge on 8 September.

Chelsea have dropped to 11th in the Premier League – 12 points outside the top four – having spent more than £550 million on new players this season.

The club’s owners said they were “disappointed” to sack Potter.

In a statement, co-controlling owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali said: “We have the highest degree of respect for Graham as a coach and as a person.

“He has always conducted himself with professionalism and integrity and we are all disappointed in this outcome.”

Chelsea host Liverpool in the Premier League on Tuesday and face Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on 12 April.


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