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Brendan Rodgers Has A Big Offer On The Table But He Won't Be Returning To Swansea

Gary Reilly
By Gary Reilly
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The sacking of Garry Monk seems quite harsh to those of us looking in from the outside. Granted they are on a horrendous run of form, but it's far from a dire situation for the Welsh club. One win and confidence can quickly turn around. However, when that win does come it won't be under Monk's leadership.

It's a great job for someone to step into. The likes of David Moyes and Brendan Rodgers could certainly do a lot worse after their stint at the top table of the Premier League hierarchy. Rodgers is currently favourite for the job with the bookies but according to reports in the English press this morning, he won't be returning to the club where he really made a name for himself.


The Telegraph are reporting that although Swansea are hoping to persuade the former Liverpool boss to return to south Wales, Rodgers has a rather more lucrative move in mind. It seems an £8 million a year contract is on the table from an unnamed club in the Middle East and the Co. Antrim man is thought to be giving it some serious consideration.

However, it that offer from the Middle East may not be the only job that has Rodgers shying away from a return to Swansea. The Times are suggesting that, even if a move to the likes of Qatar or the UAE is a distinct possibility, Rodgers has another job on his mind.

A move to the Middle East may seem like a bad career move but if the Times' report is to be believed, the fact that Rodgers is aiming for the England job would suggest that bad career moves are something he's distinctly interested in. Rodgers has been linked with a post Euro 2016 push to become England manager in the past and along with Roberto Martinez and Alan Pardew, he is believed to form part of the FA's 'contingency plans' should things not go to plan in France next summer.

Swansea vs the Middle East or England? That seems like a fairly obvious decision in terms of longterm career benefit but Rodgers is obviously going along with the belief that you should never go back to a former club and it will certainly be interesting to see how it plays out over the next couple of months.



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