Carragher tips Rodgers to be next Arsenal or Chelsea boss

Date published: Monday 23rd November 2020 8:43

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher reckons Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers could be the next manager at Chelsea or Arsenal.

Leicester narrowly missed out on the Champions League places last term, finishing fifth under the guidance of Rodgers.

They will be looking to go one better this term, though, as Rodgers has led them to an impressive start that sees them occupt fourth position, two points off the summit.


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The Foxes were well beaten by Liverpool on Sunday but Carragher thinks Rodgers could be a contender for the Arsenal or Chelsea jobs if they become available.

Carragher told the Daily Mail: “Brendan Rodgers is the best British coach out there, no doubt. Maybe you could argue that the Liverpool job came too early but I think he did a good job, coming closer than any manager to winning the League in 30 years.

“He’s a fantastic coach, he’s done a great job at Leicester and I think his next job could be a Chelsea or an Arsenal.

“Maybe it would be difficult to go back to Liverpool or to coach Manchester United, given the Liverpool connection, but I think he’ll be up for the top jobs in this country, maybe England too.

“I’ve been really impressed with Leicester this season in that he’s actually changed tack in the big away games. He’s not thought, ‘I want to dominate the ball every place I go’. He’ll sit back and play counter-attack.

“There’s a great maturity in Brendan and I’m a big admirer of coaches who look at games and think, ‘We may have to play differently and it will help us get more of a result’.

“They’ve won every away game, the way he’s set up. And certainly what he did at Leeds [Leicester won 4-1], with all the talk of Marcelo Bielsa, was outstanding.”

 

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