Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he has been offered work at five top clubs since being sacked by Liverpool in October.
Following a poor run of form that left The Reds in 10th place, Rodgers was sacked as Liverpool manager after three and a half years in charge.
Highly rated manager Jurgen Klopp has since assumed the managerial hot seat at Anfield, however, Rodgers insists he too is still in high demand.
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Speaking in an interview with beIN Sports, the Northern Irishman said: “I have had five opportunities since I left Liverpool to get back into work, all at clubs I really respect, but I just felt I wanted to take some time out.
“It is very intense when you are in the game.
“I enjoy the scrutiny, and life of being at the leading edge of the game, but that opportunity that presented itself when I left Liverpool gave me the chance to go away for the first time in five years and sit and reflect on how I work and can improve and I hope my next club will benefit from that.”
We know one of the five
Rodgers' former club Swansea have certainly been one of the interested parties. In just two years at the Liberty Stadium, Rodgers not only led Swansea into the Premier League but also comfortably secured their safety the following season with an 11th place finish.
Following Gary Monk’s sacking in December, Rodgers was offered the chance of a return to Wales, however, the 43-year-old appears committed to taking a managing hiatus until the end of this season.
Elsewhere in the Premier League, only bottom side Aston Villa have changed their manager since October, but Rodgers insists he is open to either a move abroad or to somewhere not necessarily considered a "top club".
He commented: "I am open. It is where I feel I can go in and make a difference: a job that will excite me. It doesn't have to necessarily be at a top club.
"It can be at home or abroad. It is just about finding the right opportunity, one that will excite me to go in and somewhere I can help make better."
A massive decision
Were Rodgers to accept a job abroad he would hope to fare better than fellow British managers David Moyes and Gary Neville.
Following his highly publicised failure at Manchester United, Moyes was sacked by Real Sociedad within a year of his appointment in November whilst in his first managerial job, Neville is yet to lead Valencia to a league win in nine attempts.
Having received widespread admiration at Liverpool, when his Luis Suarez-inspired team came agonisingly close to winning the Premier League title in 2014, Rodgers' reputation is now precariously poised with his next job increasingly vital.
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