Rodgers is taken into account Koeman’s alternative


Brendan Rodgers stays on Barcelona’s radar when members of the membership’s hierarchy take a look at options away from Ronald Koeman, 90min perceive.

Koeman obtained the dreaded “vote of confidence” from the membership’s hierarchy final week after their detached begin to the season, and so they have been hoping for 9 factors from their matches with Granada, Cadiz and Levante.

But the aim with 9 factors is already off the desk after being held by Granada on Monday evening.

President Joan Laporta had thought-about eradicating Koeman throughout the summer season, and now he and the membership’s administrators are contemplating making adjustments after simply two victories from the primary 4 matches.

Various names, together with the previous star Xavi – who’s at present managing in Qatar – are already linked with Barca. Working names like Andrea Pirlo, Joachim Low and Antonio Conte are all talked about, as are Rodgers.

We revealed in February that the Leicester City boss was a reputation that was talked about within the corridors of energy on the Camp Nou.

The Spanish giants have by no means been shy about taking a look at the British market and have beforehand had eight managers from the British Isles, and they might haven’t any qualms about taking a look at Rodgers.

Since taking up at Leicester in February 2019, Rodgers has turned the foxes into multi-year high challengers.

Rodgers was very fastidiously thought-about by Manchester City as a possible alternative for Pep Guardiola earlier than signing a brand new contract with the Premier League leaders in November 2020. He was additionally targeted on Tottenham this summer season, however selected to maneuver to north London – the place rivals Arsenal have additionally linked.

Rodgers, 48, frolicked touring round Spain finding out teaching early in his profession and obtained a job as head of Chelsea’s youth academy after being really useful to Jose Mourinho in 2004.

The Northern Irishman has a longtime monitor document of creating gamers and that’s definitely one thing that appeals to Barca and though he has by no means gained the Premier League, he took Liverpool to a whisker of the Premier League title 2013/14.

And his spell at Celtic means he has silver on his CV, and with each his time at Parkhead and Anfield, he has the expertise of managing an avid fan base.

One concern for Rodgers could also be Leicester’s detached begin to the brand new season, however he continues to be seen as the most effective younger managers in world soccer.

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