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Brendan Rodgers' Next Job May Be The Worst One Imaginable For Him

Gary Reilly
By Gary Reilly
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What do you do when you lose your job? For most people the answer to that is do whatever the hell you can to get another one sharpish. Bills aren't going to pay themselves. But when you're a high profile Premier League manager chances are you'll have a bit of breathing room.

Take Brendan Rodgers for example. He was given a new contract after Liverpool came so close to winning the league with no performance related clauses whatsoever. That means that now that Liverpool have decided to dispense with his services, they have to go and shell out for the full cost of the remainder of his contract. In this case, that's going to equate to between £7 million and £10 million.


Plenty of cash to sit back, assess your options and weigh things up. But money is not everything and when you're a high achieving football manager perhaps it's another challenge that you're after.

Good news for Rodgers in that case because there may be one hell of a challenge awaiting him. The Telegraph are reporting that the former Liverpool boss has been chiselled into the FA's shortlist to take over from Roy Hodgson as England manager.

It seems FA chairman Greg Dyke is already planning for England's inevitable disappointment next summer as he is angling for another 'home-grown' manager to take up the post. Rodgers, along with Roberto Martinez and David Moyes joining English candidates Alan Pardew, Garry Monk, Gary Neville and Gareth Southgate.

We don't have a horse in this race of course but for the sake of his sanity we would beg Rodgers to not even answer the phone if the FA call him. His penchant for bland, yet hilarious, soundbites mixed with the English press' unforgiving nature when it comes to the national team boss would be horrific viewing.



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