Neville insists Rodgers is ‘up there’ with top Prem quartet

Date published: Thursday 12th November 2020 1:10

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Gary Neville says Brendan Rodgers is “up there” with the very best managers in the Premier League.

Rodgers spent three years as Liverpool boss and narrowly missed out on the title in 2014 to Manchester City.

The Northern Irishman is now working wonders with Leicester and earning all-round praise for his tactics and ability to deal with a raft of injuries.

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And Neville is one of those impressed by his ability as a manager, claiming he is on a level with the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.

“Leicester are an awkward, awkward proposition,” Neville said on the The Gary Neville Podcast.

“They do a lot of things very well, they’re efficient, well-coached. They started last season really well, fell away at the end.

“It’s an outstanding performance from Brendan Rodgers. Wolves are a very difficult customer to get past, and what Leicester are doing is outstanding.

“It proves it’s no one-season wonder, there’s continuity now, and he’s one of the outstanding managers in the league, Brendan Rodgers.

“We talk about British coaches not being at the level of Klopp or Pep or Jose or Poch. But actually, Brendan Rodgers has finished second with Liverpool, done what he did with Leicester, and is up there really.

“He’s a fantastic coach.”

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