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Brendan Rodgers wants to return to management this summer

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Brendan Rodgers has spoken out about his plans to return to management, and says he could go abroad for his next job.

The Northern Irishman was sacked by Liverpool earlier this season after three years in charge, and replaced by German boss Jurgen Klopp.

Speaking on Sunday Supplement this morning, the 42-year-old admitted that he'd already received some offers from the Premier League and abroad - and that he was eyeing a return to football before the start of next season.

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When asked about whether he would consider managing overseas, the former Liverpool boss said: “It's something I would consider.

“I've had a few offers since I've been out, to go abroad and also at home. But I want to find the time to recover well and ensure the motivation is renewed when I go back in.

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“It has to be an exciting project where I can build something. Wherever you go, no matter what country, you have to be in with a chance of winning. We went so close at Liverpool. That's something that really drives you.

“I've been spending time with the family and travelling. It's so intense when you are a manager. The spotlight is on you the whole time. I had brilliant experience at Liverpool – an incredible football club. I wanted to have some time out and then look forward to the next challenge. Hopefully come the summer time I can get back into it.”

Rodgers led Liverpool to within touching distance of the Premier League title in 2014, only to fall just short as Manchester City stole the crown - and Rodgers' career at Anfield never recovered from there.

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Despite the fact he was eventually let go, the former Swansea boss insists he has nothing but fond memories of his time on Merseyside. 

“I feel very proud to have had the opportunity to be manager of such a great club,” he explained. "Liverpool is one of the great institutions of the world.

“The opportunity to be manager there for over three years was a real privilege for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. You don't realise how big the club is until you are in. Every word you say goes throughout the world. You are under scrutiny like you have never known before.

“It takes you a year to find your feet. The history of the club is unique. The history inspired me.

“It was one of the reasons I went there. I was in a great place at Swansea but when a club like Liverpool comes in for you it's very difficult to say no.”

Rodgers will watch on this afternoon as Liverpool go up against rivals Manchester United this afternoon.

What are your predictions for this afternoon's game between Manchester United and Liverpool?

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