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Brendan Rodgers Is Being Linked With A Rather Unlikely New Job

Gary Reilly
By Gary Reilly
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Since his departure from Liverpool, the closest Brendan Rodgers has been to a new job has been alongside Richard Keys and Andy Gray in the beIN Sports studio in Qatar. Links to the likes of Aston Villa have been doing the rounds but it seems unlikely that Rodgers will drop down to a relegation battle.

Given that there's not too many top half jobs going spare, it may be a while before we see the Northern Irishman back in the Premier League. Or perhaps not if a report in today's Belfast Telegraph is to be believed.


Forget Qatar and Villa, Rodgers is now being strongly linked with another one of the Premier League's prestige jobs. The former Swansea boss has reportedly shot up the list to replace Jose Mourinho at Chelsea should Roman Abramovich decide it's worth the cash to get rid of the Portuguese manager.

Mourinho's severance package would be of a scale perhaps never before seen in football but if it is to go that way, Rodgers could become the latest in a line of Chelsea's interim managers. Diego Simeone is being suggested as Chelsea's new number one target. However, he is unattainable until the summer and Rodgers could be set to follow in the footsteps of Guus Hiddink and Rafa Benitez by taking temporary charge of the Stamford Bridge reigns.

It's a move that would cause quite a bit of head-scratching but given his history as reserve team manager of the club it's not exactly beyond the realms of possibility. Carlo Ancelotti is unlikely to accept a temporary contract so if Chelsea are to go down that route, Rodgers could be a distinct possibility.

While we're not exactly expecting it, it would be no more of a surprise than Benitez's appointment back in 2012.



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