Brendan Rodgers to become beIN Sports pundit - Richard Keys

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Brendan Rodgers is set to become a television pundit for beIN Sports, according to presenter Richard Keys.

The ex-Sky Sports anchor was asked on Twitter this morning whether beIN Sports would be getting the former Liverpool manager in - brought to our attention by Eurosport - and he responded by saying: “We will be - yes”.

Rodgers, who was sacked after the Reds’ 1-1 draw with local rivals Everton before the international break, has been linked with the Aston Villa and England jobs since being unceremoniously dismissed by Fenway Sports Group and replaced by Jurgen Klopp.


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For now, though, Rodgers is taking a break from management following three-and-a-half years in the Liverpool hot-seat.

That no big jobs are currently available means the Northern Irish coach will be keen to bide his time. Tim Sherwood remains Aston Villa manager for now, while Roy Hodgson will still be the head coach of the England national team until after next summer’s European Championships in France.

Will Rodgers take a job in La Liga?

Rodgers is an admirer of European football - particularly Spanish - and may consider following in the footsteps of David Moyes by attempting to rebuild his reputation in La Liga.

The former Liverpool manager’s stock, however, is still relatively high after the 2013-14 season - when he almost led the Reds to their first league title since 1990.

Rodgers may also be concerned that a move overseas may not be beneficial for his career - especially when looking at how Moyes has struggled at Real Sociedad this season.

A little spell out of management, working as a pundit - possibly until the start of next season - could be the ideal next move for Rodgers.

Liverpool fans: will Brendan Rodgers make a good television pundit? Can he become the next Gary Neville? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!

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