Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is a potential replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United according to a report by ESPN. The Norwegian has been given the upcoming matches against Spurs, Atalanta and possibly Man City as a chance to turn around United’s poor form but if things do not change, he might be shown the door. Rodgers has consistently been linked to every top job in England when an opening is available but his links to the United job is surprising considering his history with Liverpool.
Rodgers was in fact asked about his links to the United job in the pre-match press conference, to which he responded, “I don’t even think about it. I’m sure the supporters are probably tired of it. At Leicester, there is always a link. My focus is always here with Leicester and developing the football club and challenging for honours. The directors, staff and players all have the same vision.” – ESPN
Rodgers has had great success during his time at Leicester winning the FA cup and consistently qualifying for Europe. But questions do remain on his ability to manage a big club. He had a decent record at Liverpool taking them very close to a Premier League title. But the way his tenure ended there is a blot on his managerial record. If he is appointed as the United manager, it would take a lot of good results before the United fans warm up to him considering the significant part he has played in Liverpool’s recent history.