Brendan Rodgers has confirmed he will never quit Liverpool, despite increasing supporter unrest over how well the team is faring.
The Northern Irishman is facing a wave of pressure given the Reds’ relatively poor start to the season and rumours of late have suggested that Anfield chiefs are considering their options.
Rodgers not considering exit
Amongst the potential replacements available to Liverpool are former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp, two men who have vast experience at the highest level of the game.
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However, it appears that if the Reds are to get a new manager they will have to sack Rodgers before they can move anyone else into the dugout. As reported by the Daily Telegraph, the ex-Swansea City manager has categorically ruled out the idea of voluntarily walking away from his post.
“No, no, no, no. No chance, no,” he said.
“I am never going to walk away because I always have belief that I can improve players and people and make things better.
“My target as a manager is to get to 1,000 games and I know that over the course of that you are looking at the next 20-odd years. But I am realistic. I have realism in my life and in my professional life to know that I might have another five or six jobs in order to do that. I would love it to be here.
“Sixteen months ago we nearly won the league, I was manager of the year, and 16 months later you are not so good at your job when you are actually better at your job. I have shown what I can do when I have the tools to work; what I can deliver. I don’t lose confidence in that.
“What I will always do is give the best to the club and if they decide they need to change, I totally respect that. This is an incredible football club. All I want to do is see success and if that [success] wasn’t for me that would be for other people to decide.
“But my focus is still very much on the now and making us the best we can be. Hopefully that will see me here for a longer period. I would say that I should be here and be the one who sees it through, but that is ultimately not my decision.”
The fans divided
With regards to Liverpool fans, there certainly seems to be a divide concerning Rodgers’ future as manager of the club.
There are those who believe he should be given more time to turn the current slump around, having proven in the 2013/14 season that he is capable of conducting affairs at a side aiming to challenge for the title.
At the other end of the scale though sit those who would rather see him cut loose in favour of someone who would bring a fresh approach.
The best option on paper is for Anfield bosses to wait until January before re-assessing the situation and making a call for the future. It remains to be seen, naturally, if they will wait that long.
Liverpool fans, what do you think the future holds for Brendan Rodgers? Should he walk away if things don’t improve? Let us know in the comments box below.