Brendan Rodgers has decided to take a short break from football after being sacked by Liverpool on Sunday but is keen to accept a new challenge after a holiday.
This is according to the Liverpool Echo, who understand that Rodgers has been left “devastated” by Fenway Sports Group’s decision to fire him after three-and-a-half years at Anfield.
After a short break, Rodgers will reportedly weigh up his options and could take a job either in the Premier League or even overseas.
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It’s no secret that Rodgers is a keen admirer of European football - particularly Spanish football - and it’s possible that a club in La Liga could tempt him to manage away from the Premier League.
But whether his next job is in England or abroad, the Northern Irish coach will be desperate to get back to work as soon as possible - provided it’s the right position for him and his family - and prove that FSG were too hasty with their decision to sack him.
Rodgers won't be short of offers
It seems Rodgers was genuinely surprised by FSG’s decision to fire him, following the 1-1 draw against local rivals Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday, despite the intense speculation that had existed over his position in recent weeks.
However, it’s safe to assume that Rodgers will not be short of offers. The 42-year-old’s spell at Anfield may have ended on a sour note, but he deserves credit for coming agonisingly close to winning the Premier League title at the end of the 2013-14 campaign.
Yes, Liverpool should have won the league title that season, but Rodgers had his team playing the most attractive football in the country.
Losing Luis Suarez was the crucial blow for Rodgers. Liverpool have not recovered since selling the world-class striker in the summer of 2014, but appointing the right manager should provide the current squad with a much-needed boost.
Liverpool fans: do you feel sorry for Brendan Rodgers? Did he deserve more time to turn things around? Have your say in the comments below!