Brendan Rodgers: ‘I turned down five jobs after getting sacked by Liverpool’
Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he rejected five job offers after getting sacked by Liverpool in October.
The Northern Irishman, who spent three-and-a-half years at Anfield, was linked with a lucrative move to Qatar shortly after he was handed his marching orders.
Rodgers has also revealed that Premier League outfits, including his former club Swansea City, expressed an interest in his services.
“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,” Rodgers told beIN Sports. “It is very intense when you are in the game.
“I spoke to Huw Jenkins, the chairman, and people I know well, but I made it clear, I was pretty open, Swansea is a wonderful club, and there were also a couple of other Premier League clubs I could have gone back to, but I was open and upfront – I wasn’t going to be available to come into a club before the summer.
“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.”
Rodgers did not win a trophy during his time at Liverpool, but guided the Reds to second in the table during the 2013-14 season.