Brendan Rodgers Set To Become Liverpool Boss
Swansea Football Club have confirmed that they are in discussions with Liverpool over a compensation package after it emerged yesterday that manager Brendan Rodgers told them he wanted to join the historic club.
Rodgers had initially rejected an approach from Fenway Sports Group – the major shareholders of Liverpool FC – due to the large number of candidates that had also been considered for the post, but changed his mind after a second meeting with FSG.
The 39-year-old Irishman held secondary talks with FSG on Wednesday and has since informed Swansea that he wishes to succeed Kenny Dalglish in the Anfield hot seat, with only final arrangements between the two clubs standing between him and the move.
"Following on from discussions with Liverpool's owners Brendan has informed us that he would like to take up their offer to manage Liverpool,” said Swans chairman Huw Jenkins in a statement issued yesterday. “At the moment we are currently in talks with the owners to agree compensation.”
Rodgers attracted the eye of a host of clubs following an excellent Premier League debut with Swansea, guiding the league’s first ever Welsh representatives to an 11th place finish while playing some beautiful passing football along the way. In contrast, Liverpool endured a torrid season with only the Carling Cup to show at the end of a disappointing campaign that saw them finish in 8th.