Ex-Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has refused to be drawn into speculation linking him with the Manchester United job. Rodgers told Sky Sports that it is disrespectful for the broadcasters to ask him about a job that is currently occupied before saying that the speculation is ‘not real’.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers on Man United rumours: “It’s really disrespectful for you to ask the question when you have a good manager and a good man who is working at the club. Secondly, I can’t comment on it because it’s something that's not real”. 🔴 #MUFC #LCFC pic.twitter.com/6T8k8VjcWw
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 18, 2021
Rodgers was in the Celtic hot-seat for two and a half years enjoying enormous success before a sudden departure to Leicester City. The ex-Liverpool manager won seven trophies in a row, an Invincible Treble, a 69-game unbeaten run and numerous other successes before being replaced by Neil Lennon when he left in February 2019. Supporters will likely recognise how impressive Rodgers’ time at the club was and a lot of people realised that there were issues at a boardroom level that lead to his departure, which was emphasised by the off-field mess of last season. Ange Postecoglou’s arrival has helped move back to the professionalism
Rodgers has enjoyed success with Leicester, finishing fifth twice and winning an FA Cup but having been at Celtic and Liverpool, you would think he would want another move back to one of the largest football clubs in the UK. United have an excellent squad and it appears that Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s time is limited at Old Trafford as poor results appear to condemn him for the axe.