Liverpool manager a 'unique combination' of Ancelotti, Mourinho & Hiddink

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Brendan Rodgers is a 'unique combination' of Carlo Ancelotti, Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink says head of performance at Liverpool, Glen Driscoll, who worked under all three illustrious managers during his time with Chelsea.

Driscoll followed Rodgers from Swansea to Liverpool in the summer after the sacking of Kenny Dalglish, with the pair also having previously worked together at Stamford Bridge.

Rodgers cut his coaching teeth at Chelsea after he was recruited by Jose Mourinho, while Driscoll was brought in by the previous regime, but both thrived during the time of the now Real Madrid manager.

When the Liverpool boss left to take up his first managerial role with Watford following the departure of Mourinho, Driscoll remained at Chelsea to aid the tenures of Hiddink and Ancelotti.

But the relationship forged between the two at Chelsea is one now carried to Anfield as Rodgers and his team bid to restore Liverpool to somewhere near the club's former glories.

And, says Driscoll, he sees in Rodgers elements of Ancelotti, Mourinho and Hiddink, which can only be good news for Liverpool supporters hoping the 39-year-old can be their new messiah.

"All the managers I've worked with have their own unique traits - but Brendan has the best mix," Driscoll told the official Liverpool website.

"I still have strong relationships with many of the managers I've worked with, and so I mean no disrespect, but Brendan definitely has a unique combination of all the best traits I've seen.

"Carlo Ancelotti was very humble and showed a lot of humility - I see that in Brendan. I also see the man-management style of Guus Hiddink and obviously the methodologies of Jose [Mourinho] in him. For me, I feel very privileged and lucky to now be working back with Brendan."

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