Forget Leicester City And Celtic, Brendan Rodgers Should Be Managing CHELSEA Claims Pundit
If he had held off for just three more months, Brendan Rodgers could well have claimed the treble-treble with Celtic, picking up the Scottish Premiership, Scottish Cup, and Scottish League Cup for the third time in his three seasons as manager.
The three-peat won’t be happening under the Northern Irishman anymore, though the Hoops would owe him in the event of that success, with Rodgers set to depart Celtic Park for the King Power Stadium to take over from Claude Puel.
Former Arsenal player-turned-pundit Paul Merson believes Rodgers is the right man for the job at Leicester City but had more of an audacious opinion of which club he’d like to see the 46-year-old manager at (SkySports);
"It's a strong dressing room, you'd have to go and sort that out very quickly, because I think they have a big say in decisions.
"I like Brendan Rodgers, and he'd have to go in and make sure he sorts out the dressing room. I think he's one of the best managers about, I really do, I think he's top, top drawer and I don't think he gets the credit he deserves. I'd take him [at Chelsea]!"
Rodgers’ three (and a bit years) at Liverpool provided the Reds with their closest title challenge in years, though ultimately missing out on the Premier League narrowly to Manchester City. It was a marauding Liverpool outfit, lead by a scintillating attacking triptych of Raheem Sterling, Daniel Sturridge, and Luis Suarez;
"Whoever gets hold of Brendan Rodgers will have a very good manager. People say: 'Oh, what he did at Liverpool [is lessened] because he had Suarez'. That's rubbish.
"He had Luis Suarez, but when you have a quality player like him you have to get a tune out of him week in, week out, and get all of the other lads playing too!
Chelsea are, of course, in the midst of their own manager debacle, with Maurizio Sarri teetering following a run of dire results.